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elbow grease and enthusiasm: Molly Peacock part two

  Molly Peacock is a poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. She has published six volumes of poems including Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems and, most recently, The Second Blush (both from W.W. Norton and Company). Her poems are widely anthologized, included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry and The Best of the Best […]

balance and flexibility: Molly Peacock part one

  Molly Peacock is a poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. She has published six volumes of poems including Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems and, most recently, The Second Blush (both from W.W. Norton and Company). Her poems are widely anthologized, included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry and The Best of the Best […]

Wind-up writers’ festival

The Southern Festival of Books is this weekend, and I went today to see Paolo Bacigalupi, Brian Yansky, Sara Lewis Holmes, Dana Reinhardt and a bunch of people from the writing group, the Nashville Writers’ Alliance. I really enjoyed it–made me a bit homesick for The Word on the Street though, not that I’m not […]

Darkness was not a cover.

I just saw Molly Peacock read at Vanderbilt. She’s tremendously expressive–one of the audience members asked about the performance aspect of her poetry and she said that somebody (a voice coach? I think?) had asked why she only uses the middle register of her voice when she reads, and it was like a light went […]

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #21

From “A Favor of Love” by Molly Peacock: openly hating the girl for dying of an overdose among the lemons, mangoes, papayas, and limes of the country of her family’s origins plunging among the plums and dying there the color of a plum beneath her dark hair for the girl is turning purple.

it can’t unhappen as you/backpedal wildly

Read “The Cliffs of Mistake” by Molly Peacock.