Molly Peacock


Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems, both published by W.W. Norton and Company. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker,The NationThe New RepublicThe Paris Review, as well as The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She is also the author of a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece, published by Riverhead Books, and the editor of a collection of essays on privacy, The Private I: Privacy in a Public Worldpublished by Graywolf Press. Her essay “Passion Flowers in Winter” appears in The Best American Essays, 2007. As well as writing both poetry and literary nonfiction, Peacock is the writer/actor of a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge.” She serves on the Graduate Faculty of the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and teaches a Sonnet Weekend at the New School. Former President of the Poetry Society of America, she was a co-creator of the Poetry in Motion program on New York City’s subways and buses. Now she lives in Toronto with her husband Michael Groden, where she is Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada.

First posted: March 22, 2008

Last modified: April 18, 2016