Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock is the author of several books of poetry, including her latest, "The Second Blush" (W.W. Norton, 2008). Among her other works are "How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle "and a memoir, "Paradise, Piece by Piece. "She conducts quarterly poetry circles on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Here on Earth" and does a one-woman staged monologue in poems. Through her work with the College Boards and Advanced Placement English, she is studying how young adults connect to poetry. She has received awards from the Danforth Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. A transplanted New Yorker, she now lives in Toronto.

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Molly Peacock