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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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.

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. More details here.

April 2 Hamilton ON grit (LIT) Live

Molly Peacock reads from The Analyst at grit (LIT) Live—the gritLIT Festival’s annual partner event with the LitLive Reading Series. Other featured authors are Andrew Baulcomb (Evenings and Weekends), Graham Jackson (The Jane Loop), Joe Ollmann (The Abominable Mr. Seabrook), Phoebe Wang (Admission Requirements) and Sarah Raughley (Fate of Flames). April 2, 7:30pm, The Staircase

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April 4 Toronto Molly Reads at the Rowers Series

April 4, 2017: Molly Peacock reads with Jeff Cottrill, Jasmine D’Costa and Pamela Mordecai at Toronto’s Rowers Reading Series, 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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Toronto April 11 Knife Fork Book

Molly reads with Noah Wareness and Patricia Young and as part of Biblioasis’ “401 Poetry Tour” at Knife Fork Book in Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market, 281 Augusta Ave, 7pm.      

April 12 Hamilton ON Epic Books

Molly reads with Noah Wareness and Patricia Young for the Hamilton stop of Biblioasis’ “401 Poetry Tour” at Epic Books, April 12, 7pm, 226 Locke St S Hamilton, ON.

April 13 Biblioasis Windsor ON

The “Poetry 401 Tour” continues in Windsor. Molly Peacock, Noah Wareness and Patricia Young read at Biblioasis on April 13. Doors open at 6:30 pm, reading at 7:00pm. 1520 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3L2.

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 be the Poet Laureate at the West Chester Poetry Conference in West Chester, PA. She will be part of the “Molly Peacock, an Appreciation” panel on June 7 (2:45 pm), chaired by Annie Finch. Molly will also be holding “The Ekphrastic Muse” workshop on June 8-10, 1-3pm. Visit the conference site here.

June 13 Bryant Park NYC

Molly Peacock reads in New York City at Bryant Park on June 13, 7:30om with Canadian poets Nyla Matuk, Jim Nason and Kilby Smith-McGregor.

July 29 Woodstock, VT

Molly will be appearing the 2017 Bookstock Festival. Watch this space for more details.