Molly Peacock

N/A
Toronto, Ontario M5A4P7
Phone: 
(212) 677-3535

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: 
A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds
(Slapering Hol Press, 2014)
, Alphabetique, Or Tales From the Lives of the Letters
(McClelland & Stewart, 2013)
, And Live Apart
(University of Missouri Press, 1980)
, Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
, Original Love
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1995)
, Raw Heaven
(Random House, 1984)
, Take Heart
(Random House, 1989)
, The Analyst
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2017)
, The Paper Garden
(Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
, The Second Blush
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2008)
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 Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Buffalo
Raised in: 
New York, NY, Canada
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Last updated: Jul 13, 2016