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Merle Molofsky


Welcome to a journey of words, ideas, word-music. Merle Molofsky is your tour guide. This website offers information about access to Merle's publications, and a sample of her writing.

Merle Molofsky is a New York State-licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is committed to furthering psychoanalytic education, and to writing and editing in the service of psychoanalytic education.

She is on the Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Review, and the Editorial Board of The Journal of Psychohistory. . A member of the Training Institute of NPAP, she serves on the NPAP faculty, is a member of the NPAP Clinical Experience and Supervision Committee, and is former Dean of Training. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Harlem Family Institute (HFI) and on the HFI faculty.

She is former Director of Education, the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA). She formerly served on the Board of Directors of The International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE), and is former chairperson of the IFPE Ethics and Psychoanalysis Committee. Merle has served as Editor of Other/Wise, an IFPE journal of psychoanalytic writings, literature, and creative arts, from Spring 2010 to Winter 2012.

Merle is a published poet, fiction writer, and produced playwright. Her novel, Streets 1970, was published by International Psychoanalytical Books in January, 2015, and can be ordered online, In October 2012, Merle was awarded the 2012 Gradiva Award in Poetry by the National Psychoanalytic Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. In 1971, two of her one-act plays, "Grail Green" and "Three Street Koans," were produced at the Forum Theater at Lincoln Center, under the umbrella title of "Kool-Aid." The original manuscript of "Kool-Aid" is archived in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.




In 1959, Merle was known as “Angel” and was voted Miss Beatnik 1959 by Judges at the Gaslight Café in Greenwich Village, NYC



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