Molly Peacock

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Toronto, Ontario M5A4P7
(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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Alphabetique, Or Tales From the Lives of the Letters (McClelland & Stewart, 2013)
The Paper Garden (Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
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)
The Hudson Review


The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006)
The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017)
A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds (Slapering Hol Press, 2014)
The Second Blush (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008)
Paris Review
PN Review
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Poetry Magazine
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The Nation
The New Republic
The New Yorker
Times Literary Supplement
Yale Review
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

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Last update: Jul 13, 2016