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  • 00:47

    William O' Daly | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 1/29/14 from 7 - 7:30 PM EST for a conversation with poet, author, translator, and publisher, William O' Daly. O'Daly is a board member of Poets Against War and co-founder of Copper Canyon Press, a prestigious non-profit organization dedicated to publishing poetry.


    An NEA recipient and finalist for the Quill Award in Poetry, O’Daly is the translator of numerous poetry collections by the Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda, as well as the author of a chapbook of poems, The Whale in the Web. Poems from both his own creative work and his translations have been adapted for dance and stage performances and photo exhibitions, and he collaborates frequently with classical and jazz musicians in performance of his work. Most recently, O'Daly has completed two manuscripts—a full-length poetry collection and a collaborative novel, with Han-ping Chin.


    Of O’Daly’s translation of The Separate Rose, poet Sam Hamill states, “In his brilliant translation of The Separate Rose, William O’Daly has rendered the wide range of expression that characterizes Neruda’s Orphic tongue and its two voices, one of temporality, oppression, and sadness, the other celebrating mystery and vitality.”


    For more information on William O'Daly please visit: http://williamodaly.com/ and http://www.coppercanyonpress.org/


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  • 01:11

    Jon Tribble & Allison Joseph | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 5/21/15 at 7PM EST for a conversation with writers and editors, Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph.


    Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His work was selected as a winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College.  He teaches creative writing and literature, and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  His first collection of poems, Natural State, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016.


    Allison Joseph is the author of the books What Keeps Us Here, Soul Train, In Every Seam Imitation of Life, and Worldly Pleasures. Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop; an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers. She holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship. As Director of the SIUC MFA Program in Creative Writing, Professor Joseph maintains a blog about the graduate creative writing program at: http://mfacarbondale.blogspot.com.

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  • 00:44

    Molly Fisk | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and her new co-host and publisher of Tiferet Journal, Donna Baier Stein on 04/29/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with author, poet, life coach and creative writing teacher Molly Fisk.


    Fisk’s books include the poetry collections The More Difficult Beauty and Listening to Winter, and a collection of radio essays, Blow-Drying a Chicken, Observations from a Working Poet.  


    Fisk has appeared for Tedx Events and in the PBS documentary, “The Loss of Nameless Things,” and she is the recipient of many fellowships, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Among the many other honors she has received are a Dogwood Prize, the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize in Poetry, and the National Writer’s Union. She is also poet laureate of KVMR-FM, where she can be heard weekly.


    To purchase Molly Fisk's books, and to learn more about her, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/mg4u5yk and Wikipedia: http://tinyurl.com/n3ds8nw


    Tiferet Journal is pleased to also offer to you our multiple award-winning The Tiferet Talk Interviews book. This book includes 12 exceptional interviews from Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones. It can be purchased in both print and Kindle formats on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs

  • 00:46

    Andrea F. Polard | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 10/2/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with author, psychologist, and Zen practitioner, Dr. Andrea F. Polard. Studdard and Polard will discuss Polard’s book, A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life, a groundbreaking synthesis of Western thinking and Eastern philosophy.
    Polard started her meditation practice and interest in psychology at age sixteen. Having endured childhood trauma, happiness was on her mind early on, as she wondered whether she and her fellow-sufferers could really be happy. In pursuit of answers, Polard earned two master's degrees in clinical psychology, one from Freie University and another from Ryokan College, where she also earned a doctorate in psychology.
    When Dr. Polard discovered that happiness was indeed possible for all, she decided to share the necessary, consciousness-building skills for it. As writing had long been a passion, she soon started on A Unified Theory of Happiness -- a project that took her twelve devoted years to complete. It is a book that is not only to inform, but delight the reader.
    Dr. Polard is also the founder of the Los Angeles Center for Zen Psychology, which offers Zen psychotherapy, consultations, workshops, training, and meditation groups, based on both Western and Eastern thought.
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  • 00:44

    Caroline Leavitt | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 3/11/14, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with essayist, author, critic, and screenwriter, Caroline Leavitt. Studdard and Leavitt will discuss Leavitt’s most recent novel, Is This Tomorrow, among other things literary.


    Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, many of which have been optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her essays, stories, book reviews and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and other such magazines, anthologies, and newspapers.


    As well, Leavitt is the recipient of many honors and accolades, including First Prize in Redbook Magazine's Young Writers Contest and a New York Foundation of the Arts Award, and her work has appeared on the Best Books lists of countless magazines and newspapers, such as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Providence Journal, Bookmarks Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, and more.


    Of Is This Tomorrow, Joyce Maynard states, “Reading this story is a memorable and moving journey and one that (for those who don’t already love her work) reveals Leavitt to be a brave and humane writer who also understands what keeps us turning the pages.”


    For more information on Caroline Leavitt please visit:  www.carolineleavitt.com/ and for her books: http://tinyurl.com/lhh6qy4


    The Tiferet Journal is pleased to offer 12 more exceptional interviews in the just released, "Tiferet Talk Interviews" book. It can be purchased here:  http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs

  • 00:35

    Rick Hanson | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

    in Psychology

    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 11/25/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with neuropsychologist and author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. We will discuss Hanson’s most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.
    Hanson is also the author of Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, he edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
    As well, Hanson is an authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
    Of Hardwiring Happiness, Thich Nhat Hanh states, “The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. Luckily, it’s not hard when we know the way to water and nourish these wholesome seeds, which are already there in our consciousness. This book offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright.”
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  • 00:43

    Krista Tippett | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 1/09/14, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with author, journalist, producer, and talk show host Krista Tippett about her non-fiction works Speaking of Faith and Einstein's God, and her radio program, On Being.


    Speaking of Faith is a memoir of religion in our time and covers Tippett’s move from geopolitical engagement to theology and the cumulative wisdom of her interviews.  Of Speaking of Faith, Elizabeth Gilbert says, "Her intelligence is like a salve for all who have been wounded or marginalized by the God Wars."


    Tippett’s program On Being is currently broadcast on more than 200 public radio stations in the United States and globally via NPR Worldwide, its website, and its podcast. Tippett has described her work with the program as "tracing the intersection between great religious ideas and human experience, between theology and real life."


    Tippet holds a history degree from Brown and a Masters of Divinity from Yale, and she has served as a freelance foreign correspondent (reporting and writing for The Times, Newsweek, the BBC, the International Herald Tribune, and Die Zeit) and chief aide in Berlin to the U.S. ambassador to West Germany. 


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  • 00:42

    Robert Pinsky | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 9/4/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, 6-6:30 PM CST, for a conversation with fabulous poet, acclaimed literary critic, professor, editor, best-selling translator, and former United States Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky. Studdard and Pinsky will discuss Pinsky’s newly released anthology, Singing School, a joyous collection that “proposes that attention to great poetry is the best path to fresher, more pleasurable writing and reading.” According to scholar and poet Alicia Ostriker, “Singing School is nothing like the usual anthology of safe and sane selections. Instead, it is a gathering of poetry designed to stimulate the young and startle the old practitioner, with a surprise around every corner. Where else might you find Sterling Brown's 'Harlem Happiness' next to Queen Elizabeth I's 'When I Was Fair and Young,' and two poems away from Plath's 'Nick and the Candlestick'? . . . A book that will instruct and charm every reader."
    Pinsky has received numerous awards for his poetry and translations, including the Lenore Marshall Award, the Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union, the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, and the Theodore M. Roethke Memorial Poetry Award.  He currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University and serves as the poetry editor for Slate.
    Tiferet Journal recently published a compilation of twelve of our best transcribed interviews. To purchase The Tiferet Talk Interviews book, please click here.

  • 00:46

    Kanta Bosniak | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 12/16/13 at 7 PM EST for an interview with poet, author, artist, coach and interfaith minister, Kanta Bosniak. Bosniak is a nationally recognized expert on what she calls  “Abundance Triggers,” the practice of using art, interior design and other anchors to enhance positive focus. She has a private practice of coaching and guided imagery in Southwestern Virginia.

    Bosniak’s books include Abundance Triggers, Twin Flames, and the Becoming Process. As well, Bosniak has been featured in magazines such as Studies in Education, Raw Vision, SageWoman, Tidewater Women, Point of Light, and Oracle 20/20 and was twice Artist-in-Residence at Omega Institute.


    In addition, Bosniak is an award-winning member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and holds Master Level certifications in hypnosis, spiritual coaching and Reiki.


    Of Abundance Triggers Rev. Nancy J. Oristaglio says, “Kanta Bosniak is a soulful voice for finding within ourselves what has really never been lost: ourSelves. In her groundbreaking new book Abundance Triggers, she offers unique and self-affirming tools that we can use to ‘trigger’ the knowledge of our essential nature and living our lives more abundantly.”


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  • 00:42

    William Kenower | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join us as Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer and editor extraordinaire, William Kenower, about writing and inspiration. Kenower is the author of Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion; host of the radio program Author2Author, for which he has conversed with hundreds of writers about the books we write and the lives we lead; and Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, for which he writes a popular daily blog about the intersection of writing and our daily lives.
    Of Write Within Yourself, Erica Bauermeister says, "This is a book you'll want to keep on your nightstand or desk, always available, ready to inspire you."  Laura Munson says, "These stories and essays can't help but land in the heart of the reader." 
    Note: The Tiferet Talk Interviews book is a fascinating collection of twelve interviews hosted by, Melissa Studdard, and transcribed from the Tiferet Talk Radio show. To purchase the book please click here.

  • 00:42

    Natalie Goldberg | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with author, poet, teacher, and painter, Natalie Goldberg about her forthcoming book, The True Secret of Writing. Goldberg is the author of the seminal writing books Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind, Thunder & Lightning, and Old Friend from Far Away, which, together with her life-changing workshops, have rent open the landscape of creativity and inspired a revolution in the practice of writing in this country.
    Goldberg’s own gorgeous creative works include the novel Banana Rose; the memoirs Long Quiet Highway and The Great Failure; and the painting and poetry books Living Color, Top of My Lungs, and Chicken & In Love.
    Goldberg’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and her extraordinary teaching methods have drawn students from across the globe. The True Secret of Writing is the capstone to four decades of Goldberg’s teachings and reveals newly-developed methods not found in her previous books. Of The True Secret of Writing, Noah Levine states, “Natalie Goldberg has done the unthinkable, she has shared the secret teaching. The buddhas of time immemorial are rejoicing and the literary bodhisattvas are sm