Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden, at once a biography of Mary Delany, an extraordinary 18th century gentlewoman and a meditation on late-life creativity. Her latest book of poems is The Second Blush, love poems from a midlife marriage. She is a Faculty Mentor at the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program.
Molly Peacock is also the author/performer of a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge” produced by Louise Fagan Productions.
She has published six collections of poetry, including Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems. Widely anthologized, her work is included in The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry, as well as in leading literary journals such as the Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review.
Ms. Peacock is the author of a memoir, Paradise, Piece By Piece. Her essay on Mrs. Delany, “Passion Flowers in Winter”, appeared in The Best American Essays. Other pieces appear in O: The Oprah Magazine, Elle, House & Garden, and New York Magazine. Molly Peacock is also the editor of a collection of creative non-fiction, Private I: Privacy in a Public World.
As President of the Poetry Society of America, Molly Peacock was one of the creators of the Poetry in Motion program; coediting Poetry In Motion: One Hundred Poems From the Subways and Buses. She is also the Series Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books), as well as a Contributing Editor of the Literary Review of Canada.
- And Live Apart, University of Missouri Press, 1980, ISBN 978-0-8262-0288-8
- Raw Heaven, Random House, 1984, ISBN 978-0-394-53973-7
- Take Heart, Random House, 1989, ISBN 978-0-394-57515-5
- Original Love, Lightning Source Inc, 1996, ISBN 978-0-393-31466-3
- Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems, W.W. Norton, 2002, ISBN 9780393051230
- The Second Blush: Poems. W. W. Norton & Company. 2008. ISBN 978-0-393-06651-7.
- The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72. McClelland & Stewart. 2010. ISBN 978-0-7710-7033-4.; Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2011, ISBN 978-1-60819-523-7
- How To Read A Poem and Start A Poetry Circle, Riverhead Books, 1999, ISBN 978-1-57322-128-3
- Paradise, Piece By Piece, Riverhead Books, 1998, ISBN 978-1-57322-097-2
- "Introduction". Understory. UPNE. 1996. ISBN 978-1-55553-286-4.
Ms. Peacock has received recognition from the Leon Levy Center for Biography (CUNY), Danforth Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. She was President of the Poetry Society of America from 1989 to 1995, and again from 1999 to 2001. She served as Poet in Residence at the American Poets' Corner, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine from 2000 to 2005. Ms. Peacock was also Regents' Fellow at University of California, Riverside and Poet in Residence at Bucknell University and the University of Western Ontario.
- Molly Peacock's Personal webpage
-  Interview with Laura Leichum
-  Brooklyn Rail interview
-  Pif Magazine interview
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