Molly Peacock




Jeff Ho...
24 books | 194 friends

Cati
249 books | 1,191 friends

Marilyn...
12 books | 915 friends

Helene ...
891 books | 487 friends

Heather...
7,679 books | 1,009 friends

Trish L...
672 books | 212 friends

Sam
Sam
301 books | 196 friends

Rusty
2,549 books | 3,076 friends

More friends…



Molly Peacock

Goodreads Author


Born
in Buffalo, New York, The United States
June 30

Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
January 2010


Molly Peacock is a widely anthologized poet, biographer, memoirist, and New Yorker transplanted to Toronto, her adopted city.

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. Her most recent collection of poems is THE SECOND BLUSH (W.W. Norton). This fall Molly ventures into short fiction with ALPHABETIQUE: 26 CHARACTERISTIC FICTIONS magically illustrated by Kara Kosaka, published by 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 Michael Groden, a
...more

Molly Peacock hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Average rating: 3.88 · 1,315 ratings · 289 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
The Paper Garden: Mrs. Dela...

3.83 avg rating — 727 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paradise, Piece by Piece

3.96 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How to Read a Poem...: and ...

4.04 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cornucopia: New and Selecte...

4.03 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Second Blush: Poems

4.02 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Original Love: Poems

3.71 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alphabetique, or Tales of t...

3.74 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Take Heart

3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Raw Heaven: Poems

3.76 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Private I

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2001
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Molly Peacock…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Emperor of Paris
Molly is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Molly's Recent Updates

Molly is now friends with Elizabeth Powell
56978083
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Inheritance by Carla Drysdale
Rate this book
Clear rating
The majestic, determined poems in Carla Drysdale’s stunning debut chapbook Inheritance act as a dual lens to art and motherhood. They reflect the thriving childhood of the poet’s sons and also refract their mother’s childhood, demonstrating that what ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Transient by Gail Carson Levine
Transient
by Gail Carson Levine (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Triumphantly, Gail Carson Levine’s poems are never distant, but are always radiantly close. She burnishes ordinariness with brief candor, catching us the way that Ted Kooser or Issa or even Emily Dickinson (if Emily had shopped at Macy’s and read Arc ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Cooking with the Muse by Myra Kornfeld
Rate this book
Clear rating
A golden idea comes to the table in Cooking for the Muse. Of course there is poetry in cooking! Recipes even look like poems—the lines distinct and the outcome magically blended. Literally delicious, Cooking for the Muse delights, entices, comforts a ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Why Happiness Makes Me Nervous by Liza Charlesworth
Rate this book
Clear rating
Liza Charlesworth practices two arts, poetry and photography, so brightly that they both shine in her new collection Why Happiness Makes Me Nervous. Her contemporary street images make windows through which we peer into her past—a childhood not as br ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman
Rate this book
Clear rating
The marvel of Leora Freedman’s splendid novel The Daughter Who Got Away is that the story gets so deeply inside both Celia, a widowed Jewish Manhattan mother, and Sharon, her wilderness-loving daughter. The rich voices of both the older and the young ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Things I Don't Want to Talk about by Carolyn Hill-Bjerke
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carolyn Hill-Bjerke makes a golden debut with Things I Don’t Want to Talk About. Splendidly matter-of-fact and earthily spiritual, her vatic voice whirls through streets and through time. This poet seems to speak from a 7th sense: both wise and wisea ...more
Molly rated a book it was amazing
Let the Empire Down by Alexandra Oliver
Rate this book
Clear rating
The sublimely talented Alexandra Oliver displays her deliciously cynical opinions and downright Hobbesian views in this dazzler of a second collection, Let the Empire Down. With humor and metrical pizzazz she cleverly examines social classes, office ...more
Molly rated a book liked it
Blue Arabesque - A Search for the Sublime by Patricia Hampl
Rate this book
Clear rating
Molly finished reading
Young Romantics by Daisy Hay
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Molly's books…
“Is being burnt a requisite for the making of art? Personally, I don't think it is. But art is poultice for a burn. It is a privilege to have, somewhere within you, a capacity for making something speak from your own seared experience.”
Molly Peacock, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72

“But if a role model in her seventies isn't layered with contradictions - as we all come to be - then what good is she? Why bother to cut the silhouette of another's existence and place it against our own if it isn't as incongruous, ambiguous, inconsistent, and paradoxical as our own lives are?”
Molly Peacock, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

“The secret of marriage is thinking that your partner is better than yourself.”
Molly Peacock, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Historical Fictio...: Dec'11/Jan'12 Group Read Nominations 32 137 Jan 02, 2012 08:30AM  
Poetry Readers Ch...: Joanne's List 10 33 Dec 28, 2012 06:52AM  
Poetry Readers Ch...: List of all books reviewed 2012 23 179 Jan 12, 2013 08:12AM  
Cozy Mysteries : Read the Season - Spring 2014 123 156 Jun 22, 2014 08:29PM  
Catching up on Cl...: 2014 Scavenger Hunt Challenge! - BOARD TWO 179 197 Dec 17, 2014 07:38PM  
The One Year Book...: Lists! 77 47 Dec 31, 2014 11:37AM  
Bloggers Unite™ : * Post your latest blog post/topic here! 1467 802 9 hours, 47 min ago  



No comments have been added yet.