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The Nebraska Girl Lit Hour with Guest Molly Peacock

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Listen in as Melissa F. Alvarado talks to Molly Peacock about her new book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, Melissa F. Alvarado is one of the hosts for The World Wide Word Radio Network. This free internet radio show is open to the public live during the event or can be accessed anytime at

Molly Peacock is an acclaimed poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, at once a biography of an extraordinary 18th century artist and a meditation on late-life creativity. Her most recent collection of poems is The Second Blush, love poems from a midlife marriage. As former President of the Poetry Society of America, Molly Peacock was one of the creators of New York's Poetry in Motion program; co-editing Poetry In Motion: One Hundred Poems From the Subways and Buses. She is also the editor of an anthology of essays, The Private I and a book about reading poetry, How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle as well as a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece. She serves as a Faculty Mentor at the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program and is also the Series Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English.  She is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, a former New Yorker who makes her home in Toronto with her husband Mike Groden, two cats, and a jam-packed two tier terrace garden.