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Molly Peacock Interview | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

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Welcome back to Tiferet Talk. We start off the New Year with our new host, Gayle Brandeis! Please join us on February 22nd at 6:30pm EST. 5:30pm CST and 3:30pm PDT as we speak with poet and creative nonfiction writer, Molly Peacock.

Molly Peacock is the author of The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company; 2017) a poetry collection on the relationship between therapist and patient after the therapist survives a brain hemorrhage. Peacock uses a variety of forms from sonnet and villanelle to free verse to explore this new relationship. Author of several books of poetry, Peacock has also written biography, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece, short fiction, Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions, and the craft book, How To Read a Poem & Start a Poetry Circle. She is also the editor of a collection of creative non-fiction, The Private I: Privacy in a Public World, and the co-editor of Poetry in Motion: One Hundred Poems from the Subways and Buses. She performed The Shimmering Verge, a one-woman staged monologue in poems, in theaters throughout North America.

Molly Peacock is former Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets’ Corner and President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America. For ten years, Peacock conducted quarterly poetry circles on Wisconsin Public Radio. She has received awards and fellowships from Danforth Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts, amongst other honors, and is based in Toronto and New York.

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