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The Tiferet Talk Interviews is a fascinating collection of twelve interviews transcribed from the Tiferet Talk Radio show, hosted by 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 ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Tiferet Press
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Ron Starbuck
May 08, 2013 Ron Starbuck rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ron by: Donna Baier Stein
The Tiferet Talk Interviews: These are some of the literary voices that have led me to discover my own poetic voice in the desert, whispering out of the wilderness, in a universe without end. An ever expanding universe where we are intimately interconnected to one another, in and with and through the Word, in and with and through the many voices of humanity that have echoed as a revelation, an unveiling, through time and human history. When reading any good work there is a subtle spiritual memor ...more
Janet Boyer
May 21, 2013 Janet Boyer rated it it was amazing
"The interviewees share their thoughts on ways to tell the truth of our lives, access creativity, and balance magic and craft." - Donna Baier Stein (from the Foreword to The Tiferet Talk Interviews)

Featuring edited, transcribed conversations that occurred between host Melissa Studdard and her guests on the Tiferet Talk Radio Show between June 15, 2012 and July 24, 2011, The Tiferet Talk Interviews offers a soulful feast for readers.

The idea of transcribed radio interviews may sound like boring s
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Christine Bissonnette
May 20, 2013 Christine Bissonnette rated it really liked it
I wasn't entirely certain what to expect as I opened this book, but whatever my original expectation... this book far exceeded it. Even though the interviewees are nearly all writers, many of them poets, every interview is completely unique in the information it provides and the take the authors have on their industry. Each interview also provides valuable exercises and take-aways for the reader. This is not a self-absorbed meditation on the unrelateable process of successful artists. Those typ ...more
RJ Jeffreys
Jul 13, 2014 RJ Jeffreys rated it it was amazing
The Tiferet Talk Interviews book is a veritable baker’s dozen of outstanding, transcribed radio interviews and fascinating content hosted by the consummate interviewer, bestselling author and Tiferet Journal editor, Melissa Studdard; with a marvelous introduction written by the publisher of the Tiferet Journal and The Tiferet Talk Interviews book, Donna Baier Stein.

Never believing I would have an opportunity to see behind the curtain of many of the most influential and esteemed writers, poets a
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Aaron Cotton
May 06, 2013 Aaron Cotton rated it it was amazing
"The Tiferet Talks Interviews" represents an expansive correspondence between influential authors & poets, and Melissa Studdard, a highly renowned author in her own right. The programmatic platform, on which these discussions take place, creates an air of openness, honesty and evocation. These talks between writers consist of more than some desultory Q&A, perhaps found in a tabloid or magazine: A true search for meaning and artistic relevance is achieved, perhaps by Studdard's vulnerabil ...more
Kate
Apr 10, 2013 Kate rated it it was amazing
From former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky to Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, this book is packed with an exciting array of well-known writers and spiritual leaders who share their intelligent ideas and humbling thoughts for the benefit of the reader. The Tiferet Talks Interviews will captivate your attention as you get an inside glimpse into each guest’s original and thought-provoking views.

Although it's hard to come up with a favorite interview, as I have thoroughly enjoyed them
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Donna Schmitt
Apr 03, 2013 Donna Schmitt rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a gift from a good friend of mine who knows I am an avid reader of the Tiferet Journal literary magazine. I always enjoy listening to Melissa Studdard’s interviews on Tiferet’s blog talk radio show, “Tiferet Talk”. She has a way of speaking and asking the straight-to-the-heart questions that allow one to get an intimate look into the hearts and minds of the author. The Tiferet Talk Interviews gave me an opportunity to sit with a cup of tea and really take my time reading ...more
Fiona Pearse
May 25, 2013 Fiona Pearse rated it really liked it
The Tiferet Talk Interviews is a collection of interviews with writers, poets and creative thinkers. As a writer, I thoroughly got the message from this book that being in touch with one's spirituality - or emotional needs and sense of empowerment, if you like - nurtures creativity. This is explored through the experiences of writers and poets, some who practise yoga, some who offer practical exercises for tapping into creativity, some who have been through tragedy and sickness and have responde ...more
Jeffrey
Jun 29, 2013 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
Melissa Studdard of Tiferet Journal offers us rich interviews with thinkers and leaders in the fields of spirituality and creativity. My favorites include the interviews with Ed Hirsch, Floyd Skloot, and Bob Pinsky. My bias: I'm included.
Krystal Milton
Jun 11, 2013 Krystal Milton rated it liked it
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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 a
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Donna Stein
Jul 01, 2013 Donna Stein rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"Ms. Studdard came to each interview supremely prepared, not only with a thorough knowledge of her guests, but also their work." Janet Boyer, "Fizz of Ideas" Blog

"Each chapter focused on the story of how the artist developed their craft and Melissa Studdard's welcoming and generous style created a rapport where she got to the heart of each interviewee's philosophy, with in-depth, well prepared questions." Fiona Pearse

"The interviews are top-notch, and you are certain to walk away from every inte
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Lisa
Jun 13, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
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The interviewees did include some interesting information, some of which was over my tiny blonde head. But it was fascinating to learn how they balanced their craft with their personal lives.There were some interviews I got into more than others, such as the one with Julia Cameron. But overall, it really wasn't for me.

* I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Maggie
Jun 30, 2013 Maggie rated it liked it
I had such low expectations for this book based on the cover haha. It's embarrassing to admit but oh well. I judged this book hard but it's really good. It's a creative and inspiring read. Made me want to write!

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Melissa Studdard’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was recently released by Saint Julian Press. She is also the author of the bestselling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah; its companion journal, My Yehidah (both on All Things That Matter Press); and The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award, the Readers’ F ...more
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