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Issue 36


A note from the editor

Happy Sweet 16 to Ducts!

I feel honored to be sliding into the driver’s seat this issue, but I’d like to take a moment to thank founding editor, Jonathan Kravetz, for his labor of love – and just plain hard work – in making Ducts the home for authentic, engaging, and personal stories that it has become over the past 16 years. Ducts and I hope to make you proud, Jon, and we have a full year planned to prove it – with an upcoming web redesign, new content (hello there, graphic narrative!), and more opportunities for our readers to help emerging voices be heard! More…


Highlights From This Issue

Built_thumbnailArt gallery: Jason M. Stewart 
Built on Buried Walls
Slut_thumbnailEssay: Ilana Masad 
I Was a Teenage Slut-Wannabe
NewGods_ThumbnailFiction: Bernice Chauly 
The New Gods
Clyde_thumbnailHumor (web comics):
Ian MacDonald 
Clydes Through History
Casey_ThumbnailMemoir: Lisa Lanser Rose 
Casey and the African – Part 1
SusquehannaPoetry: Juliana Gray 
Men in the Susquehanna, and others




The Traveling Tomato by Voichita Nachescu • HOH by Ricki Miller • Too Much Information by Ruth Carmel
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Casey and the African, Part 1 by Lisa Lanser Rose • Buttons by by Alex M. Frankel
Planetarium by Luis Katigbak • Photography Lessons by Nina d'Alessandro • Caretaker by Maggie Carino-Ganias
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Art Gallery
Art Bridges Gaps and Creates a Common Language by Amare Selfu Worku • Built On Buried Walls by Jason M. Stewart
The Shamrocks, and other poems by Jim Murphy • Schismatic at a Wedding by the Sea, and others by Stephen Massimilla • Kennedy Drive, and others by Meredith Davies Hadaway
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Debora's Pen by Devyani Borade • Clydes Through History by Ian MacDonald • Tea or Milk First? by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan