Molly Peacock

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Alphabetique, Or Tales From the Lives of the Letters (McClelland & Stewart, 2013)
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The Paper Garden (Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
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Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
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Original Love (W. W. Norton & Company, 1995)
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Take Heart (Random House, 1989)
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Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984)
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And Live Apart (University of Missouri Press, 1980)
Journal:
The Hudson Review

Poetry

Anthology:
The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006)
Books:
The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017)
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A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds (Slapering Hol Press, 2014)
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The Second Blush (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008)
Journals:
CV2
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Paris Review
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PN Review
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Poetry Magazine
, , ,
The Nation
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The New Republic
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The New Yorker
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Times Literary Supplement
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Yale Review
Performance:
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

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