The Tiferet Talk Interviews

The Tiferet Talk Interviews


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The Tiferet Talk Interviews by Melissa Studdard

The Tiferet Talk Interviews is a fascinating collection of twelve interviews transcribed from the TiferetTalk Radio show, hosted by author and professor Melissa Studdard.

Some of the world's most notable writers and spiritual leaders share their thoughts on writing, tolerance, and the world we live in today. Gain incredible insight into their perspective on ways to tell the truth of our lives, access creativity, and balance magic and craft.

The Tiferet Talk Interviews includes a special introduction by Tiferet publisher and author Donna Baier Stein and interviews with:

Author of "The Artist's Way" Julia Cameron w Guggenheim Foundation President Edward Hirsch w Jude Rittenhouse w Arielle Ford w Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy w Dr. Bernie Siegel w Spiritual teacher and inter-nationally published author Robin Rice w Marc Allen w Floyd Skloot w Jeffrey Davis w Anthony Lawlor w Lois P. Jones

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615737591
Publisher: Tiferet Press
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Melissa Studdard is the author of the bestselling novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah, which was a recipient of the Forward National Literature Award, among other accolades. She is also a mother, a professor, a poet, a reviewer, an editor, and a talk show host. You can learn more about Melissa and her work at

Donna Baier Stein, publisher of TIFERET, has published fiction and poetry in Virginia Quarterly Review, Kansas Quarterly, New York Stories, Prairie Schooner, Washingtonian, many other journals and anthologies from Simon & Schuster and The Spirit That Moves us Press. Her story collection Sympathetic People, a Finalist in the Iowa Fiction Awards, will be published in 2013. She has received the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction, a Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Fellowship, Bread Loaf Scholarship, a grant from the New Jersey Council of the Arts, prizes from the Poetry Council of Virginia, two Pushcart nominations, and an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Allen E. Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Her poetry chapbook Sometimes You Sense the Difference was published in 2012. Donna was a Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review and founded and currently publishes Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature ( She is also an award-winning copywriter. Her website is

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kbaby920 More than 1 year ago
The book was nice, in an informative way. The interviews were a little lengthy, but filled with insight into the minds and work of different writers all leaders in their own genre and writing style. I wasn’t too keen on the book, but it wasn’t a horrible read. While it wasn’t my particular cup of Joe, I believe any new aspiring author would benefit from reading the interviews and seeing how good intellectually stimulating Interviews should go. I believed, when completing the book, that this is an unintentional tool that can be used as a platform in guidance of how fluent and substantial interviews are and how they can benefit the writer. As I have said, each interview held a candidate very much of their own league, I particularly liked the first interview of Julia Cameron and felt that that had been the perfect lead in interview for the book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite "The Tiferet Talk Interviews" is an inspirational and moving collection of interviews conducted by Melissa Studdard, host of the Tiferet Talk radio program, and edited by Donna Baier Stein, publisher of Tiferet: Literature, Art, & The Creative Spirit. These interviews are a goldmine of information for anyone seeking creative or spiritual rejuvenation. The book consists of conversations with well-established and passionate authors, poets, and spiritual mentors. Interviewees include Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist’s Way", Robin Rice, a contemporary shaman and author, Dr. Bernie Seigel, a leading doctor in experiential health and healing, Robert Pinsky, a former poet laureate, and several more inspiring speakers. "The Tiferet Talk Interviews" is a must have for anyone seeking creative reawakening and spiritual healing. As a writer myself, I am amazed by the wealth of information I have received from this book. New mentors and resources abound in this easy to read collection. Melissa Studdard is an excellent interviewer that manages to ask the questions that listeners want to know, while still allowing her guests the room to express themselves freely and creatively. At the end of each interview, she always ask her guests for further information about their work, webpages, blogs, new books, etc., which makes this book a handy guide that I will turn to repeatedly. It will also be a book that I encourage my friends and family to read. This is not just for writers and artists. The speakers all have the common understanding that everyone is creative in some way; everyone is an artist. This book will help open your eyes to this fact, and prepare you to see the world and your life in new and exciting ways.