Celebrated Canadian poet and writer, Molly Peacock, will read for the Marin Poetry Center on as part of the Marin Poetry Center’s Third Thursday Series. Peacock will be reading excerpts from her books, “The Second Blush” and “The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72.”
MOLLY PEACOCK is a poet and nonfiction writer. She 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 (US and UK) and McClelland and Stewart (Canada). Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals such as The TLS, The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Paris Review, as well as in numerous anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She is the Series Editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English and the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada. She serves on the Graduate Faculty of the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Peacock is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States and lives with her husband in Toronto.
Peacock’s latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, published in Canada by McClelland and Stewart, in the US and the UK by Bloomsbury, and in Australia by Scribe Books. She is also the author of Paradise, Piece by Piece, a memoir, and How To Read A Poem and Start a Poetry Circle. Her essays have appeared in The Best American Essays, O, the Oprah Magazine, Elle, House & Garden, and New York Magazine. She is the editor of a collection of creative non-fiction, The Private I: Privacy in a Public World (Graywolf Press).
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.
Marin Poetry Center was founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of Northern California poets as a non-profit organization designed to nurture an environment for the enjoyment of poetry and the spoken word. www.marinpoetrycenter.org
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Added by cmargaritafranco on March 30, 2012