Internationally published poet, essayist, and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock is the author of The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 and Paradise, Piece by Piece, a memoir, both published by McClelland and Stewart. Her essay on Mrs. Delany, “Passion Flowers in Winter,” appeared in The Best American Essays, 2007 and won a Leon Levy Biography Center Fellowship. Other essays and articles have been published in O, the Oprah Magazine, Elle, House & Garden, and New York Magazine. She is also the editor of a collection of creative non-fiction, The Private I: Privacy in a Public World (Graywolf Press). Molly Peacock has published six books of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland and Stewart) and Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems. Her poems appear in leading literary journals in North America and the UK and are widely anthologized in textbooks as well as in The Oxford Book of American Poetry and The Best of the Best American Poetry. She is also the author of How To Read A Poem and Start A Poetry Circle and the co-editor of Poetry in Motion: One Hundred Poems from the Subways and Buses.
She is Series Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English and a Contributing Editor for the Literary Review of Canada.
Peacock is a Faculty Mentor at the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program.