Saturday, June 29, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Publisher of Glass Lyre Press and the principle owner and managing editor of Pirene's Fountain, a poetry journal.
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Host, RJ Jeffreys "Jeff" of The Write Step is most honored and pleased to welcome publisher, poet and managing editor, Ami Kaye. Join us for a lively and in-depth conversation on poetry, the craft of writing and the business of publishing books.
Ami Kaye serves as publisher of Glass Lyre Press, and is also the principle owner and managing editor of Pirene's Fountain, a poetry journal. Ami edited and published Sunrise from Blue Thunder in response to the Japan 2011 disasters. More recently she co-edited First Water: Best of Pirene’s Fountain. Her poems, reviews and articles have appeared in various journals and anthologies including East on Central, First Literary Review- East, Tears in the Fence, Cartier Street Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Peony Moon, Scottish Poetry Review, Diode Poetry Journal, Dance of the Peacock, Enchanting Verses, among others. Ami’s work was nominated for the James B. Baker award, and received an honorable mention in the 2013 Tiferet Journal writing contest. She is the author of What Hands Can Hold. Ami Kaye has also interviewed various literary personalities.
To find out more about Ami Kaye and her publications and books, please visit: http://www.amikaye.com/
Of Ami Kaye’s work, Cin Hochman, Editor-in-Chief, First Literary Review-East states, “Ami combines the best of all possible traits: she is a brilliant poet, storyteller, editor, and publisher, and is the type of empathetic friend you want to have along to share all things literary AND life-affirming. In addition to her love of craft and intuitiveness for quality, she demonstrates a tremendous respect for her fellow poets. And now Ami has made the logical leap into the small press world, and as someone who possesses several of Glass Lyre’s maiden publications, I can vouch for the fact that all of Ami’s elegance, refinement, goodness, and goodwill have been brought to bear in these beautiful books. And now I am thrilled that THE WRITE STEP has discovered her too.”
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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The Write Step with RJ Jeffreys -- Talk Radio -- Live!
by Holly Robinson
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In Bill's own words, "Whether it's fiction or non-fiction, interviewing or speaking to groups, I am always interested in the intersection of creativity and everyday life. Everyone is the author of their own life; some of us write that life with a pen."
Please join us for a lively talk on what we love about the craft of writing!
This a reprint of Bill Kenower's essay “Four Reasons,” from his recently released book “Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion,” which he so graciously shared with me and my audience during our interview.
here to purchase Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion on Amazon.
"Bill Kenower writes with great insight about writing, but Write Within Yourself is about far more than the act of putting words on paper. It is about passion and creativity and knowing yourself, about the joy of chasing plastic bags caught in the wind and the fear of writing something that doesn't feel like you. Like Brenda Ueland's classic If You Want To Write, this is a book you'll want to keep on your nightstand or desk, always available, ready to inspire you."
—Erica Bauermeister, bestselling author of School of Essential Ingredients.
“Write Within Yourself is not another how-to-write book, thank God, but something much more crucial to writers: a why we write book. These thoughtful, insightful, and downright lovely essays on writing – and life – show that Bill Kenower gets what it means to be a writer. This is a book to keep nearby for whenever your writer-spirit needs feeding.”
—Deb Caletti, author of the Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, and He's Gone.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Talk Radio -- Live!
Miss America, 1st. Runner Up
VisionWalk Tampa Bay Chapter President
National spokesperson for Retinitis Pigmentosa
My luminary guest is literally one of the world's most beautiful women, April Lufriu, April is the Mrs. America 2011 title holder, and recently crowned Mrs. World 2012. She is the National spokesperson for Retinitis Pigmentosa and the VisionWalk Tampa Bay Chapter President.
I'm joined by the dynamic CW TV host and model Mandy Starling as co-host. Best Selling author of Six Weeks to Yehidah, the Tiferet Talk radio interview show host, Melissa Studdard, produced and moderated this broadcast.
April Lufriu’s will to win both the Mrs. America and Mrs. World crowns was further reinforced by her life changing 2010 diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her two children have also now been diagnosed with (RP), which is a genetic, retinal degenerative eye disease that gradually leads to blindness.
She also made history by being the oldest winner to be crowned in the pageant’s 35 year history. Her motto is “Become What You Believe.”
Monday, August 13, 2012
Melissa Studdard Writer, Professor, Editor and Talk Show Host of Tiferet Talk radio, and Best Selling author of the books Six Weeks to Yehidah and its companion journal My Yehidah.
Listen to the Tiferet Talk interview archive
We will be discussing the release of the “Tiferet Talk” book: a collection of the first year of Tiferet Talk interviews with some of the most brilliant, creative thinkers, and writers of our times.
"Imagine joining intimate conversations with a brilliant and eclectic group of writers and thinkers who are eager to improve the world. That is what this book invites you to do, and you will savor every word."
Publisher, Tiferet Journal ~ Donna Baier Stein
The Tiferet Talk Interviews book includes a special introduction by publisher, Donna Baier Stein and in-depth interviews with Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinksy, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones.
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, access creativity, and balance magic and craft.
Within these pages you will be moved and inspired by the wisdom and creative minds of these literary luminaries, spiritual teachers, internationally published authors, award-winning poets and great thinkers and lecturers.
Donna Baier Stein's writing has appeared in New York Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner and many other journals and anthologies She has received a Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, a Scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the PEN/New England Discovery Award, Finalist in Iowa Fiction Awards, Honorable Mention in Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, four Pushcart nominations, a New Jersey Council for the Arts grant, awards from the Poetry Societies of Virginia and New Hampshire, and more. Her chapbook Sometimes You Sense the Difference was published by Finishing Line Press. Her story collection is forthcoming from Serving House Books. She was a Founding Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review and is Founder and Publisher of TIFERET Journal. www.donnabaierstein.com
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Listen to the Doug Holder interview archive
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Helene Cardona's glorious poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Mythic Passages, The American Center for Artists, Askew, Barnwood Mag, Spillway, Pirene’s Fountain, Mediterranean Poetry, qarrtsiluni, Maintenant 5: A Dada Poetry Journal, Saint Julian Press, From the Fishouse, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Maintenant 6, Poetry International, Washington Square and the Warwick review.
In the anthology Illuminations: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts, 2006), Helene Cardona is in such phenomenal company. This beautiful book gives voice to a worldwide collective of truth seekers, including Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, peace activist Fatima Gailani, and bestselling authors Julia Cameron and Marianne Williamson. Helene's emotionally evocative poetry is also published in the anthologies Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2011) and Fermoy International Poetry Festival Anthology (2012).
Ms. Cardona is the author of three books of poems: THE ASTONISHED UNIVERSE (Red Hen Press, 2006); DREAMING MY ANIMAL SELVES (Salmon Poetry, 2013); and LIFE IN SUSPENSION (forthcoming from Tupelo Press.)
She graduated from the Music Conservatory in Geneva with the 2nd prize in piano and from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Helene earned a Master’s degree in American Literature from the Sorbonne. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she was also assistant professor of French and Spanish. She has taught at the Ecole Bilingue in Paris and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles..
Helene is the author of children stories. With John FitzGerald, she co-wrote the screenplay Primate, based on his novel. She translated the Lawrence Bridges film Muse of Fire for the NEA, What We Carry by Dorianne Laux, and the poetry of her father José Manuel Cardona, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Jacques Crickillon and Jean-Claude Renard into English. Her studies have included English Philology in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany and received fellowships from the DAAD and the University of Baeza, Andalusia.
Ms Cardona has been a Guest Lecturer at Brown University and U.C. Irvine, featured poetry reader at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, the West Hollywood Book Fair, the Geffen Playhouse, the Orange County Poetry Festival and on national radio and is a Member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society.