Past Excerpts

Tovli Simiryan

Excerpt from Skies by Tovli Simiryan

The following short story appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The single issue is available for purchase in print or digital format.         Out of a clear blue sky, I remember them. Our grandmother begged us not to forget our...
Robert Carnevale

Excerpt from Things We Do and Don’t Say of the Rain by Robert Carnevale

This poem was published in our Fall 2015 print issue and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Single copies of the issue are available for purchase. Listen to an interview with Robert Carnevale. We say...
January O'Neil

Excerpt from Winter Poem by January O’Neil

This poem appears in our February 2016 Digital Issue. The entire issue is available for download. When I passed a parking lot and spotted the words SO COLD written on the back windshield of a blue Jetta, I wanted to...

Excerpt from A Jew in Tarshish by Mayo Simon

The following essay was Tiferet’s 2017 Writing Contest Winner for nonfiction and appears in our Fall 2017 issue. The issue is available in print format or digital download. After the morning service, while everyone...
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Excerpt from Sitting Shiva by Gayle Brandeis

The following story appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download.         “Shiva doesn’t sit.” Eugene unfolds his legs from the lotus position, stretches them out across the parquet...
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Excerpt from Scribe by Edward Hamlin

This story appears in our February 2016 Digital Issue. The entire issue is available for download. …Collecting pens has become a bit of a hobby—he and Emily have hunted for them at antique stores and...
Sandra Kohler

Excerpt from Definitions by Sandra Kohler

This was the 2013 Tiferet Writing Contest Prize Winner for Poetry. Read the entire poem and the rest of the issue by downloading it here.   i. Sunrise: luminous pink orange flare in the east. I wanted rain,...

Excerpt from Finding My Own Way to the Garden by Christine Gelineau

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. At college orientation they issued us Freshman beanies and explained parietal hours to us. The beanies a...
William O'Daly

Excerpt from Bears in Autumn by William O’Daly

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. What is this hunger, the calm roiling the pond, whose eyes, cooling among the flames — the bears refuse...

Excerpt from Peace Park Museum by Lee Woodman

The following poem appears in our Spring 2016 digital issue. Download now to read the rest of Lee’s poem and the entire issue. A fireball blazed, like a small sun, seven thousand degrees centigrade Skin, like melting glue, dripped...