In between issues of Ducts, our editors and authors continue to stay busy and prolific. Here are some of the publications and productions you should check out now!


New poetry from Amy Lemmon

Amy, Ducts poetry editor, has a new poem out at Two PeachRead The Art Historian’s Talk Reminds Me of Childhood now! Read more about Amy.


Marcia Butler’s memoir now on pre-order at Amazon

Marcia is a published essayist on Ducts, and her memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, is now available for pre-order on Amazon (Feb. 21, 2017). In this book, Marcia, a gifted oboist, takes us deep into 1970s New York City and the challenges faced by a woman entering the world of professional music. Read Marcia’s essay from Ducts‘ Spring 2015 issue, Hacked by My Mother.


Lisa L. Kirchner launches 2 new plays this season

October 29-30, 2016: In a World Where . . . Donald Trump Is President

A short play written by Lisa, Ducts memoirs editor, and directed by Charles Sanchez, will premier in NYC at the Midtown International Festival. The piece takes place in an internment camp along the TexMex border, where the so-called Volunteers have just learned the promise of citizenship has been denied.

November 6, 2016: Utopia

Lisa’s full-length adaptation of Mary McCarthy’s book, The Oasis, will begin pre-production with a staged reading at the StageWorks Theater, Tampa’s longest running professional theatre company. 

Read more about Lisa or visit her website at


New humor from Voichita Nachescu 

Voichita, Ducts essays editor and a native of Romania, has published a new satirical piece at The Rumpus under her pen name, Ileana Florian. Read How to Write About Eastern Europe now! Read more about Voichita.



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