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Molly Peacock

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

Her newest book of poems is THE ANALYST (W.W. Norton & Company) where she takes up a unique task: telling the story of her psychotherapist who survived a stroke by reconnecting with her girlhood talent for painting. Peacock’s latest work of nonfiction is THE PAPER GARDEN: MRS. DELANY BEGINS HER LIFE'S WORK AT 72, a Canadian bestseller, named a Book of the Year by The Economist, The Globe and Mail, The Irish Times, The London Evening Standard and Booklist, published in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. “Like her glorious and multilayered collages, Delany is so vivid a character she almost jumps from t
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The Paper Garden: Mrs. Dela...

3.85 avg rating — 916 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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Paradise, Piece by Piece

3.96 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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How to Read a Poem...: and ...

4.01 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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The Second Blush: Poems

4.03 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Cornucopia: New and Selecte...

4.06 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Alphabetique, or Tales of t...

3.75 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Analyst: Poems

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Original Love: Poems

3.84 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Take Heart

3.64 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Raw Heaven: Poems

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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“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?”
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“The secret of marriage is thinking that your partner is better than yourself.”
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