Philadelphia Stories Interview

Molly was interviewed by novelist Julia MacDonnell for Philadelphia Stories.

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Molly’s Four-Part Jewish Book Council Visiting Scribe Blog

“I’m an Irish Molly” —Reflections on being a goyishe girl in a Jewish neighborhood “Brushes You Exchanged for Words”—Reflections on a gentile identifying with the holocaust “The Courage Inside Encouragement”—Reflections on rejections, a poet and her analyst “Picking Up the Brush. I Mean the Mop. I Mean the Brush”—Reflections on making art

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Essay at

“From magnificent tree to ‘nurse log’: After her fall, she’s still nourishing me from the forest floor” My relationship with my longtime analyst changed after her stroke transformed her into a new version of herself… View the full essay at the Salon site.

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Mutual Muse Goal Groups

Molly leads monthly Mutual Muse Goal Group sessions via Skype. The goal group, which is for poets and prose writers, operates on the premise that simply declaring a literary goal to others goes a long way towards fulfilling the goal. The group is now full, but email Molly to be put on a waiting list.

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Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions

McClelland & Stewart published Molly Peacock’s Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions on November 17, 2014. Charming, magical tales inspired by letters of the alphabet, layered with jewel-like collages by Kara Kosaka, this book is a one-of-a-kind collection of sensual stories of love, yearning, and self-discovery.

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A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds

Slapering Hol Press published another in their two-poet conversations chapbook series in October 2014. Molly is paired with Amy M. Clark in A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds: Poets in Conversation & A Conversation.

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Molly Peacock: A Critical Introduction

Story Line Press published Jason Guriel’s monograph Molly Peacock: A Critical Introduction in June 2014. Read Jason Guriel’s interview with Molly in Contemporary Verse 2. Read E. Martin Nolan’s interview with Molly, Jason Guriel, and Robert McGill in The Puritan: Frontiers of New English.

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Reviewers of The Paper Garden

Read some savvy reviewers who assess The Paper Garden on the TLC Blog Tour Stops:

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The Second Blush

The Second Blush is Molly Peacock’s latest book of poetry. In the US and UK: W.W. Norton & Company In Canada: McClelland and Stewart McClelland and Stewart Author Interview – Reader’s Guide

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The Second Blush in the UK

The Second Blush was published in the W.W. Norton & Company paperback in February 2010 It is available in the U.K., Waterstone’s, and local bookstores.

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The Oxford Book of American Poetry

Molly’s poems “The Lull,” “Next Afternoon,” and “Buffalo” appear in The Oxford Book of American Poetry, edited by David Lehman.. See The Reading Club Web site for information about starting and running your own reading and book club.

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Oct 21 New York City

Finding Your Voice (Writers Sharing their Personal Journey) Binghamton Women’s Weekend Breakout Session Moderator: Liz Rosenberg, PhD ’97, professor, English Department, Binghamton University with Bobbie Ann Mason ’66, author, Diana Abu-Jaber, PhD ’96, author, Molly Peacock ’69, poet, essayist, biographer. Oct 21, Convene, 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY.  

October 23 New York City

Composing the Language of Loss: A Panel with Readings. Featuring Molly Peacock, Elise Paschen, and Ellen Rachlin. Monday, October 23rd, 6:30 pm. Shakespeare & Co., 939 Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. New York, NY 10065. To RSVP, please call 212-772-3400 or e-mail

October 29 Toronto Best of the Best Canadian Poetry Launch

Please join Molly as she introduces the Tenth Anniversary Edition of the annual Canadian anthology. With readings and comments by anthology contributors Peter Chiykowski, George Elliott Clarke, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Cara-Lyn Morgan, A.F. Moritz, Elizabeth Ross, David Seymour, Bardia Sinaee, Karen Solie, Carmine Starnino, Priscila Uppal. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5pm. International Festival of Authors,

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November 2 Windsor ON

The Analyst at Windsor Literary Arts: A multi-arts feast. Featuring music by cellist Nadine Deleury, introduction by Jessica Sartori, an actor’s interpretation of a poem from The Analyst, and a painter’s interpretation of the book. Moderated by painter Lorraine Steele with a reading by Molly Peacock, Thursday, November 2, 2017, Windsor Literary Arts, 628 Monmouth

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November 20 Toronto Club Night

Arts and Letter Club Night: As E. J. Pratt Honorary Member for Literature for 2017-18, Molly talks about creativity and the making of literature, reading from The Analyst, Alphabetique and The Paper Garden. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. Toronto, ON.

November 28 Toronto Ben McNally Books

Molly reads with Robyn Sarah at the Biblioasis launch of Sarah’s Wherever We Mean to Be. November 28, 6pm, Ben McNally Books. 366 Bay St, Toronto.