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Molly Peacock

Author's Bio

Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet, biographer, memoirist,and transplanted New Yorker to Toronto, her adopted city. Her seventh book of poems is THE ANALYST, a sequence about her psychoanalyst who became a painter after surviving a stroke (W.W. Norton and Company.) 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. Molly ventured into prose poems and short short fiction with ALPHABETIQUE: 26 CHARACTERISTIC FICTIONS illustrated by Kara Kosaka. (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. Her other works include a memoir about her choice not to have children, PARADISE, PIECE BY PIECE, and a one-woman show in poems, THE SHIMMERING VERGE. She edited THE PRIVATE I: PRIVACY IN A PUBLIC WORLD and POETRY IN MOTION: 100 POEMS FROM THE SUBWAYS AND BUSES.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017), A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds (Slapering Hol Press, 2014), 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)
Anthologies:
The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006)
Journals:
CV2, Paris Review, PN Review, Poetry, Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Southwest Review, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Times Literary Supplement, Yale Review
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, Canada Council on the Arts Fellow, 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

Molly Peacock Resume

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Listing last updated: July 13, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Born in:
Buffalo, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Ellen Levine

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