Merle Molofsky

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

New York, NY 10011

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,, 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 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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Embodied by Word Music (Poets Union Press, 2010)




Ladder of Words (Poets Union Press, 2011)
Mad Crazy Love: Love Poems and Mad Songs (Poets Union Press, 2011)
Notes for a Journey (Limbo Bar & Grill Press, 1985)
Hexagram (Poets Union Press, 1978)
Prizes won: 

Gradiva Award for Poetry, 2012, from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Poetry Lesson by Andrei Codrescu, Muse by Jonathan Galassi, The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser

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Brooklyn, NY
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Last update: Mar 05, 2016