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Molly Peacock

Molly Peacock

Author's Bio

Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet, biographer, memoirist,and transplanted New Yorker to Toronto, her adopted city. Her latest work of nonfiction is THE PAPER GARDEN: MRS. DELANY BEGINS HER LIFE'S WORK AT 72, a Canadian bestseller and an Economist Book of the Year, published in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Her most recent collection of poems is THE SECOND BLUSH (W.W. Norton). This fall Molly ventures into short fiction with ALPHABETIQUE, OR TALES FROM THE LIVES OF THE LETTERS magically illustrated by Kara Kosaka, published by McClelland & Stewart. As a New Yorker, she helped create Poetry in Motion on the subways and buses; in Toronto she founded THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH. Molly is married to James Joyce scholar Michael Groden.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Alphabetique, Or Tales From the Lives of the Letters (McClelland & Stewart, 2013), The Paper Garden (Bloomsbury USA, 2011), The Second Blush (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008), Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002), Original Love (W. W. Norton & Company, 1995), Take Heart (Random House, 1989), Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984), And Live Apart (University of Missouri Press, 1980)
Journals:
Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker
Performances:
The Shimmering Verge: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. (2005)
Prizes:
Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, NEA Fellowship, Leon Levy Biography Center Fellowship, Canada Council For the Arts; Elliston Poet; Bucknell Poet-in-Residence; Poet-in-Residence American Poets' Corner; President Emerita, The Poetry Society of America

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Listing last updated: March 24, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Buffalo, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Kathleen Anderson

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