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Merle Molofsky

Author's Bio

I am a poet, playwright, fiction writer, essayist, and psychoanalyst. From 2009 to 2012, I served as Editor of Other/Wise, an on-line psychoanalytic and creative arts journal. Two of my one-act plays, "Grail Green" and "Three Street Koans", which share the same main character, were produced together under the umbrella title "Koolaid" at the Forum Theater of Lincoln Center in 1971, directed by Jack Gelber and featuring Robert De Niro. "Grail Green" has been published in Other/Wise, Volume 6, Fall 2011, and "Three Street Koans" in Volume 8, Fall 2012. On the home page of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, www.ifpe.org, is a link to Other/Wise. I have published reviews of books, theater productions, a music CD, and art exhibits. I serve on the Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Review. My website is www.merlemolofsky.com. A full list of my publications, sample writings, and my occasional musings can be found on that site. I have published many psychoanalytic articles and book reviews in numerous psychoanalytic journals, a novel, "Streets 1970", and poetry and fiction in numerous small press literary magazines.

Publications and Prizes

Ladder of Words (Poets Union Press, 2011), Mad Crazy Love: Love Poems and Mad Songs (Poets Union Press, 2011), Embodied by Word Music (Poets Union Press, 2010), Notes for a Journey (Limbo Bar & Grill Press, 1985), Hexagram (Poets Union Press, 1978)
Gradiva Award for Poetry, 2012, from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Merle Molofsky Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Poetry Lesson by Andrei Codrescu, Muse by Jonathan Galassi, The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser
Favorite Books:
Labyrinths The Magic Mountain The Brothers Karamazov Little Women Little Men Jo's Boys At Swim Two Boys The Brothers Karamazov Pilgrim at Sea Collected Works of W.B. Yeats
Favorite Authors:
Jorges Luis Borges Par Lagerkvist W.B. Yeats Thomas Mann Anne Tyler Louisa May Alcott Fyodor Dostoevsky Philip Roth Les Von Losberg D.W. Winnicott Salman Rushdie Elie Wiesel Jamie O'Neill Michael Eigen

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Listing last updated: March 5, 2016

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY

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