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Molly Peacock is the author of The Analyst (Biblioasis/W.W. Norton) a collection of poems that tell the story of a decades-long patient-therapist relationship that reverses and continues to evolve after the analyst’s stroke and reclamation of her life through painting. Her other volumes of poetry include The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems. Peacock is the author of the noted biography The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, named a Book of the Year by The Economist, The Globe and Mail, Booklist, The London Evening Standard, The Irish Times, and The Sunday Telegraph. She is the author of a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece, and Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions. Passionate about bringing poetry to a wider public, she inaugurated The Best Canadian Poetry series, now in its tenth year, as well as Poetry in Motion on New York City’s subways and buses, now in its 25th year. A fellow of the Danforth, Ingram Merrill, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, as well as the Leon Levy Center for Biography, recipient of grants from the Canada Council and the National Endowment for the Arts (US) Peacock also wrote and performed The Shimmering Verge, a one-woman theatre piece in poems. One of the subjects of the documentaries A Life Outside Convention and My So-Called Selfish Life, both about women’s choices not to have children, she is married to the James Joyce scholar Michael Groden.


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