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“A Genre” A Quiet Courage

https://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/tag/merridawn-duckler/

“Aunt Sad” Star 82 Review

http://star82review.com/5.1/duckler-aunt.html

“mouth” inter/rupture

http://www.interrupture.com/archives/feb_2017/merridawn_duckler/

“Girl of the Lower Forty-Eight” and “Brother Movie, Sister Film” Burningword

https://www.burningword.com/2017/01/merridawn-duckler/

“The Tap” and #9 Pick up Line” Birds Piled Loosely

http://birdspiledloosely.com/issue-10/

“Morning Lesson” Literary Orphans

http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/morning-lesson-merridawn-duckler/

“Rival Super Powers” and “At the Endless Rewards Banquet” Otis Nebula

http://otisnebula.com/otisnebula/ON12.html

“Slow Waves and Delta Waves” Unbroken Journal

http://unbrokenjournal.com/tag/merridawn-duckler/

“The Phlebotomist Lover” Rogue Agent

http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/mduckler

“Full Disclosure” and “All the Lines to Pocatello” Free State Review, Issue 7 Spring/Summer 2017

“In Redwoods” Red Rose Review

http://roseredreview.org/2016-winter-merridawn-duckler/

“Ceremony to Obliterate Failure” Nerve Lantern, Yoko Ono Tribute Issue

http://www.pyriformpress.com/nerve-lantern-presents-dear-yoko-a-tribute-to-yoko-ono/

“Earthroom” (poem) “Art Work” (essay) Ekphrastic Review

http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/earth-room-by-merridawn-duckler

http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/art-works-by-merridawn-duckler

“Hibbing, MN” Whistling Shade

http://www.whistlingshade.com/1602/16-2_online.htm

“Everything I Can’t Have in Luxe, Pacific NW Magazine of Interiors+Design, spring 2016″ Really System

http://reallysystem.org/issues/eleven/everything_i_can_t_have_in_luxe/

“Wind Spitter” and Funereal” and “First Plane to Jerusalem” International Psychoanalysis

http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/2016/05/01/poetry-monday-merridawn-duckler/

“Saga of the Grief Journal” Rivet Journal

http://rivetjournal.com/saga-of-the-grief-journal-by-merridawn-duckler/

“Dear Christopher” Stonecoast Review

http://www.stonecoastreview.org/issue-5/poetry/dear-christopher/

“Hundred Year Flood Plain” The Meadow

“Dante Lecture” “Women” and “Art Guard” The Offing

https://theoffingmag.com/micro/three-micros-merridawn-duckler/

“Advice for the Birds” Zone 3

http://www.zone3press.com/issues/show/spring-2016

“Ode to My Speeding Ticket” and “Not the wind, not that flag” Blast Furnace

http://www.blastfurnacepress.com/2015/11/cab-car-1-i-told-her-she-was-precious.html

“Adult Child” Storyscape Journal

http://www.storyscapejournal.com/Issue15/adult-child-by-merridawn-duckler.html

“Headdress” Fifth Wednesday Journal

“The Fight in Spain” Cyclamens and Swords

“A Clinic”, Split Rock Review

http://www.splitrockreview.org/duckler/

“Class Aves” TAB: Journal of Poetry and Poetic’s

Best of the Web Nominee

http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/TAB-Journal/article/view/1108

“Gauzy, then clear” Sugar House Review

http://www.sugarhousereview.com/current_issue

“Fides” Agave Magazine

http://www.agavemag.com/

The State Issue, “California” Right Hand Pointing

http://www.righthandpointing.net/#!87-merridawn-duckler-california/c1jji

Poems: “I Blame the Musicals” and “Going through the old clothes” Cirque Journal

www.cirquejournal.com

“The Road to Saugatuck” Naugatuck River Review

naugatuckriverreview.com

Short Story: “Subduction” Farallon Review 

farallonreview.com

“Ginsberg at the Grey” Empty Mirror

www.emptymirrorbooks.com

“The Reiki”Five Quarterly

fivequarterly.org

“How To Teach” So It Goes Journal Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

SoItGoes@vonnegutlibrary.org.

Poem: “What Fashioned Me”Halfway Down the Stairs

http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/index.php?action=view&id=410

Poem: “24 hr news cycleBuddhist Poetry Review, Issue 7

Short Story: “Those Who Come From Circumstances” Night Train

 

 

 

 

 


An excerpt from The Analysand

Dr. Klinddor is writing his memoirs in an anonymous, low-slung building among a complex of buildings, on a leafy suburban street in Tualatin, Oregon. In his study, along with the other art, is a woodblock print showing Vienna as a medieval, walled city. It is an aerial view. No one was flying back then (except in dreams I guess) but the outline is thick and hopeful; a childlike best guess at what a city would look like viewed from above. The wavy lines indicate ploughed fields, all the way to the end of the known world that, in art, is signified by the frame. In classic psychoanalytic dream analysis, women are represented by a walled city.  I think women are a walled city.

Daughters are the borderless town.

Here are my free associations to the print. First, when I was an art student a student made a woodblock about another student that caused a shitload of problems. Next, that Vienna woodblock is hung next to a flattering, gold mirror that makes me wonder if a mirror was the first print. Last, I wish I could fly away because I am spending far too much time in Tualatin, Oregon.

And by free I mean, take ‘em.

Dr. K (everyone calls him that) has excellent posture, a full head of white hair, a noble roman nose once broken by a beer stein, and my mother, Barb Messinger. He favors soft loafers and white button down shirts and has the constantly hovering smile of a man who is used to being watched.

You reach Dr. K’s study by walking down a carpeted ramp, lined with wheelchairs, open a modern version of French glass doors, and step into another century. That’s because, despite the old age homes’ firm policy (which no one calls an “old age home” anymore my daughter Abisha says, and the whole idea is weird), he was allowed to bring his stuff, a mansion’s worth, crammed into three mauve rooms. Dr. K does whatever he wants in Tualatin B’nai Israel Assisted Living. He is magnetically attractive to a certain kind of ignored woman. Half the night staff is in love with him.