CANCELLED 112th: the Poetry of TIFERET

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Event date: 
04/29/2020 - 7:00pm

CANCELLED Join us Wednesday, April 29th, at 7pm for a reading in celebration of the poets of Tiferet magazine. Featuring Adele Kenny, Yehoshua November, Frances Richey, Donna Baier Stein, Joe Weil, and Michael T. Young.

Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. It publishes high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today's often divisive world. Learn more at

Adele Kenny is the author of 25 books and chapbooks. Her poems, reviews, and articles have been published in journals, books, and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. Among other awards, she has received poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council,  a Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and Kean University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. One of her books was a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. A former creative writing professor, she is founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and has been poetry editor of Tiferet since 2006. She has read in the US, England, Ireland, and France, and has twice been a Geraldine R. Dodge Festival poet.
Yehoshua November is the author of two poetry collections, God’s Optimism (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry) and Two Worlds Exist (a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize). His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Sun, Virginia Quarterly Review and on National Public Radio. November teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College.

Frances Richey is the author of three poetry collections: The Warrior (Viking Penguin 2008), The Burning Point (White Pine Press 2004), and the chapbook, Voices of the Guard, a collaboration with the Oregon National Guard and Clackamas Community College, published by the college in 2010. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Plume, Gulf Coast, Salamander, Blackbird, The Cortland Review, River Styx, and Woman’s Day, among others. Her poems have been featured on NPR, PBS NewsHour and Verse Daily. She teaches an on-going poetry writing class at Himan Brown Senior Program at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, and is the poetry editor for upstreet Literary Magazine.

Donna Baier Stein is the author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Foreword Reviews 2017 Book of the Year Finalist), Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist), Letting Rain Have Its Say, and Scenes from the Heartland. A Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review, she publishes Tiferet Journal. Donna’s writing appears in Virginia Quarterly Review, Saturday Evening Post, Writer's Digest, and other journals.

Joe Weil is an associate professor at Binghamton University. He has published 11 books and often combines poetry with music. He makes his home in Binghamton with the poet Emily Vogel and their two children, Clare and Gabriel.

Michael T. Young’s third collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, was longlisted for the Julie Suk Award. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Jean Pedrick Award. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Gargoyle, One, Quiddity, Rattle, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His poetry has also been featured on Verse Daily and The Writer’s Almanac.

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