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: the poet and

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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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The Analyst Book Tour and Poetry Workshops

The Book Tour for The Analyst continues in Canada and the US, all details below. January 2-6, 2017: A Blog and a Newsletter–New Year’s week blog about The Analyst and attending my all Jewish except for me Public School in Buffalo, NY at Visiting Scribe. A craft column in Diane Lockward’s Newsletter.

Feb 5, 12, 26 & Mar 5 NYC Painting the Poem, A Poetry Seminar & Workshop at the 92St Y

February 5, 2017: New York City-Painting the Poem at 92St Y. Four Sundays, Feb 5, 12, 26 and March 5, 2-pm. This seminar/studio, designed for students at every level, considers how the visual inspires poetic craft and vice versa. We also consider the uses, functions, rhythms, forms and dreams of word painting. Each student receives

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Feb 9 Washington, DC: Molly Reads for Plume at AWP

February 9, 2017: Washington, DC–A Celebration of Plume Annual 5 at the Associated Writing Programs Conference. 7-9:30pm. Molly reads with Phillis Levin, Tom Sleigh, Dean Kostos, Dennis Nurkse, Nin Andrews and Jennifer Michael Hecht at The Atrium, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Feb 15 Philadelphia Molly at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

February 15, 2017: Philadelphia—Molly reads from The Analyst at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Landmark Building, second floor, at 7pm.  Presented by Poetry by the Sea and introduced by Kim Bridgford. Reception following the reading. 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Details here.

Feb 16 W.W. Norton & Company cordially invites you to the launch of The Analyst

February 16, 2017: New York City Launch– Molly’s first Manhattan reading from The Analyst at The Corner Bookstore. Book signing and wine & cheese reception will follow the reading. RSVP to February 16, 6pm. 1313 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128 at 93rd Street. The Facebook event page is here.  

Feb 28 New York City A Tribute to a Literary Friendship with Phillis Levin

February 28, 2017: New York City–NYU Bookstore, 6-7:30pm, 726 Broadway. A Reading in Tribute to a Literary Friendship Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have shared their poems for over forty years, ever since they met in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Celebrating decades of creative exchange, in this special evening each poet will read

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March 10-12 Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC: Words on Water Festival

March 10-12, 2017: Vancouver Island, Campbell River Words on Water Festival. Molly participates on Friday and Saturday.  See the Festival site for schedule and directions.

March 14 Seattle, WA University Bookstore

March 14, 2017:  University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, (206)-634-3400, 7pm. Molly Reads from The Analyst in the city where her analyst has retired.  

Seattle March 15 Snap Sonnets Workshop

For anyone who has ever reached a now-or-never moment in life, Snap Sonnets will crystallize how poets seize that now-or-never crisis and drive it into fourteen lines with a turn—using a magic proportion of 8 to 6. Molly Peacock will examine a classic sonnet and a contemporary sonnet, then will provide individualized writing prompts—the Snap—for

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March 25 Hartford, CT Molly Speaks at American Association of University Women

March 25, 2017: Hartford, CT, 12:30pm American Association of University Women Scholarship Fundraiser.  Author Luncheon. Aqua Turf in Southington, CT.

March 26 Mystic, CT Molly Reads at Bank Square Books

March 26, 2017: Mystic, CT, 2pm, Molly reads from The Analyst with Gunilla Norris at Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT.

End of March Toronto Launch

Please stay tuned for details about the Toronto launch of The Analyst on March 30!

April 4 Toronto Molly Reads at the Rowers Series

April 4, 2017: Toronto-Rowers Reading Series, 7pm at Supermarket Restaurant & Bar, Kensington Market, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON. Doors open 6:30pm, with the readings beginning at 7pm.  

April 5 Toronto—Molly at Parkdale Library Poetry Circle

April 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m: Toronto: Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet and author Molly Peacock. Molly will read from her latest collection of poems, The Analyst. She will also share her knowledge of creating a Poetry Circle and discuss the writing craft and offer tips for

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May 26 Poetry by the Sea One-Day Workshop

Molly will be holding “The Little Lyric” workshop at the Poetry by the Sea Conference at Long Island Sound on May, 26 2017, 10-11:30 am. Visit the conference site here. The pungency of the brief remark is the subject of our workshop on the little lyric. We will be reading and writing little lyrics, deciphering

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June 7-10 West Chester Poetry Conference

Molly will appearing at the West Chester Poetry Conference in West Chester, PA. She will be part of a panel on June 7, chair: Annie Finch. Molly will be holding “The Ekphrastic Muse” workshop on June 8-10, 1-3pm. Visit the conference site here.