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My Gendered Lion, My Suffocated Sky

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My body is a golden lion deemed beautiful; he is bricks of gold, forest sunsets, whispers of caramel across the horizon. My body is a blue jay, she is delicate summer days for one...

SHOCKING PREDICTION FOR THE YEAR 2011

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In the great sweep of cosmic history, absolutely nothing significant will happen in the coming year, as nothing significant happened in the past year. For a few brave people, however, the end of the Mayan calender will come....

2013 Contest Winners

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Poetry Winners/Honorable Mentions   Definitions by Sandra Kohler Winner   A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Honorable Mention Fox Knows Through Her Window by Katharyn Machan Honorable Mention Fiction Winners/Honorable Mentions   The Root System of Trees by Judith Dancoff  Winner   The Whole Truth by Bob Minder Honorable...
Robbi Nester

Excerpt from My Bison by Robbi Nester

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The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Fiction. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a...
Linda Lappin

Excerpt from That Old Tuscan Magic by Linda Lappin

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This essay appears in our Autumn 2013 Print Issue 23. Also featured in this issue is a short story by Robert Kostuck, poetry by Jane Hirshfield, Emily Vogel, Linda Radice, and more! The entire issue...

Madness, Religion, and the Public Square

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In the early 1990’s I ran a small landscaping business as a way to supplement my paltry salary as a Waldorf teacher. Coming home from a long day of planting arborvitae one steaming July...

Ocean View: February 9, 2010

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Ocean View February 9, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse This morning’s light seems excruciatingly bright. Three houses on the shore look like black boxes plunked down between the salt pond and ocean. Both bodies of water have become...

Excerpt from review of Jane Ebihara’s A Reminder of Hunger and Wings

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The following review by Tiferet Poetry Editor Adele Kenny of Jane Ebihara's A Reminder of Hunger and Wings appears in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue. Purchase this single issue in print or digital format to read the rest of Adele’s review...

A story about The Void and Manifestation

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One day a woman woke up from her current state of awareness and realized that she was definitely doing her work in the world, but not in the way that she wanted. After a month...

Excerpt from Low Tide off the North Cove Road by Lyn Butler Gray

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This poem was the 2021 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Poetry and appears in our Autumn/Winter 2021 issue. Buy it today to read the entire issue. Clearly darkness as we think of it will never come. The...