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Tiferet Talk is offered by TIFERET Journal. Our literary journal and monthly radio shows feature writers like Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, Natalie Goldberg, Ed Hirsch, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marie Howe, and many others. To subscribe, please visit http://tiferetjournal.com/the-journal/.

    Lesléa Newman | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Lesléa Newman | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies. Lesléa just released a new book of poetry titled Lovely.

    She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association Stonewall Honors, Massachusetts Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fiction Writing grant, James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, Cat Writer's Association Muse Medallion, and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Medallion. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists.

    Ms. Newman is a popular guest lecturer, and has spoken at numerous college campuses including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, Smith College and the University of Judaism. From 2008-2010 she served as the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA. She is currently a faculty mentor at Spalding University's brief residency MFA in Writing program.

    Recently published books include the poetry collection I Carry My Mother (Golden Crown Literary Society Award and Massachusetts Center for the Book "Must Read" title); picture book Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Sydney Taylor Notable); and Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed (Massachusetts Book Award, Sydney Taylor Award, and Cat Writers Association Best "Litter-ary" Award). Forthcoming titles include two picture books, Sparkle Boy (Lee and Low, 2017) and Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story (Abrams, 2018).

    • 34 min
    Martin Moran | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Martin Moran | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Tiferet Talk host Gayle Brandeis and Tiferet Journal are most honored and pleased to have as our esteemed guest, award winning writer and stage & film actor, Martin Moran.

    Martin Moran attended Stanford University and lives in New York City where he makes his living as an actor and writer He is the author of the best-selling books "All the Rage: A Quest" and "The Tricky Part". His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares and Pushcart Prize. He was awarded a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Creative Non-fiction. Moran wrote the Book and Lyrics for the 2012 “Inner Voices” solo musical, Borrowed Dust, with composer Joseph Thalken. He is currently working on his next book, Analphabet.

    As an actor, he most recently completed the Off Broadway run of his one-man play, All The Rage, which received the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show. He received an OBIE and two Drama Desk Nominations for his 2004 solo play, The Tricky Part, based upon his memoir of the same title. The Tricky Part memoir won the 2005 Lambda Non-Fiction Prize and Barnes and Noble Discover Award. He has also presented his solo work internationally in Poland, South Africa and Canada. Moran's film and television work includes guest appearances on The Newsroom; The Big C; Possible Side Affects; Private Parts; Law & Order; Law & Order Criminal Intent; Dellaventura and Mary and Rhoda.

    For more information about our guest, Martin Moran, please visit: http://www.alltherageplay.com/

    These interviews are proudly brought to you by Tiferet Journal: Promoting Tolerance through Literature & Art. http://tiferetjournal.com/

    • 35 min
    Khadijah Queen | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    Khadijah Queen | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis, are most honored and pleased to have as our guest, award winning poet, writer, editor and teacher, Khadijah Queen.

    Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017). Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015).

    Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women's Performance Writing. The prize included a full staged production of the play at Theaterlab NYC from December 10 - 20, 2015 by Fiona Templeton's The Relationship theater company.

    Queen's individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, The Offing, jubilat, Memoir, Tupelo Quarterly, Best American Nonrequired Reading, DIAGRAM, The Volta Book of Poets, LitHub, The Force of What's Possible and widely elsewhere. Reviews of her work can be found in BOMB Magazine, SCOUT, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Review, Open Letters Monthly, The Volta, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and other publications.

    She serves as core faculty in poetry and playwriting for the new Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University, and is raising a teenager.

    For more information about our guest, Khadijah Queen, please visit: http://www.khadijahqueen.com/

    These interviews are proudly brought to you by Tiferet Journal: Promoting Tolerance through Literature & Art. http://tiferetjournal.com/

    • 36 min
    William Kenower | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    William Kenower | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    Please join Tiferet Journal, and Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis on June 28 at 6:30pm EST for an interview with writer, author, lecturer, interviewer and Editor-in-Chief at Author Magazine, William (Bill) Kenower.

    Mr. Kenower is the author of several highly reviewed books; Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion and his latest book Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence. He also hosts a weekly online radio program called Author2Author where he interviews writers on the intersections of writing and life. Some of his exceptional past guests include William Gibson, Richard Bach, David Rocklin, Tami Hoag, and Holly Robinson.

    Bill Kenower's articles have been published in The New York Times and Edible Seattle, and he has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

    Mr. Kenower is also the Editor-in-Chief of Author Magazine where he oversees the daily tasks of managing a premiere publication. Bill also writes a popular essay blog there and conducts in-person video interviews with a wide range of literary luminaries.

    For more information about our guest, William Kenower, please visit:http://www.williamkenower.com/

    These interviews are proudly brought to you by Tiferet Journal: Promoting Tolerance through Literature & Art. http://tiferetjournal.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Hilma Wolitzer | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    Hilma Wolitzer | Tiferet Talk Interviews with Gayle Brandeis

    Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis, are most honored and pleased to have award winning novelist Hilma Wolitzer as our esteemed guest on May 17th at 6:30pm EST.  

    Hilma Wolitzer is an American novelist who has received honors and fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Her novels include Ending, In the Flesh, The Doctor's Daughter, and Hearts. Her 14th book, An Available Man, was published in 2012. She has taught at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Columbia University, New York University, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

    Wolitzer has two daughters, Meg who is a novelist, and Nancy, who is a freelance editor and visual artist. She lives in Manhattan with her husband who is a Psychologist.


    For more information about our guest, please visit: http://www.hilmawolitzer.com/index.htm


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    • 38 min
    Juan Felipe Herrera interview | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Juan Felipe Herrera interview | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

    Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis are most honored and grateful to have the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as our esteemed guest.

    Juan Felipe Herrera is the author of 28 books of poetry, YA novels, and collections for children including: “Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems" (2008), winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and the International Latino Book Award. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards, and a PEN / Beyond Margins Award. Elected a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets in 2011, Herrera served as the Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the 36th L.A. Times Book Prizes. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on June 10, 2015.

    Mr. Felipe Herrera poetry collections include, 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007, Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008), and Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream (1999).  He has also written several children’s books such as, "The Upside Down Boy," "Calling the Doves" and "Super Cilantro Girl" that have been adapted into a play by the LightBox Theatre Company. “Calling the Doves” won the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award in 1997.

    To find out more about our guest, current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Felipe_Herrera

     

     

    • 35 min

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