Earlier Books of Poetry

Original Love. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.

Take Heart. New York: Random House, 1989.

Raw Heaven. New York: Random House, 1984.

And Live Apart. Columbia, Missouri and London:University of Missouri Press, 1980.

“Ms. Peacock uses rhyme and meter as a way to cut reality into sizable chunks, the sense of the poem spilling from line to line, breathlessly.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Peacock’s poems are filled with little formal miracles, the sort of verbal dazzlement we grew up on but have starved for through the barren days of the plain style.”
Georgia Review

“She has a luxuriantly sensual imagination – and an equally sensual feel for the language. In mood her poems range from high-spirited whimsy to bemused reflection. Whatever the subject, rich music follows the tap of Molly Peacock’s baton.”
David Lehman, The Washington Post

Earlier Prose Works

“Passion Flowers in Winter.” In The Best American Essays 2007, edited by David Foster Wallace, series editor Robert Atwan. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

How to Read a Poem & Start a Poetry Circle. New York: Riverhead; Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1999.

Paradise, Piece by Piece. New York: Riverhead; Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1998.