“Oh God, And This Is Only A Metaphor!”: Molly Peacock

(photo by Candice Ferreira)

I was happy to become acquainted recently with Toronto-based writer Molly Peacock and to help produce a selection of her poems for broadcast, voiced by the always wonderful Mary Murphy.

Whether Molly is writing as a poet, biographer, essayist or novelist, we love how her multi-genre literary work is always infused with both playfulness and rigor.

Molly’s latest poetry collections are The Analyst: Poems and Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems published by W.W Norton and Company. She is a former President of the Poetry Society of America and Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets’ corner. She’s also the co-founder of Poetry In Motion on New York’s subways and buses and the founder of the series  The Best Canadian Poetry.

Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to hear a selection of Molly’s poetry as broadcast today on the Arts Express radio program on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the nation.

More Molly at Mollypeacock.org

3 thoughts on ““Oh God, And This Is Only A Metaphor!”: Molly Peacock

  1. Sorry I didn’t get this in time. would have loved to hear it. My son-in-law, Doug Bost has been on this station with some of his short stories.

    • Bernice, you can still listen to this segment anytime you like–just click on the either the blue link in your email or the little triangle under the picture of Molly to play it back.

  2. Such a wonderful reading of these profound, perceptive, delight-ing poems – For others who want to read them on the page as well, as I am now doing while re-listening: “The Cliffs of Mistake” and “Our Minor Art” are in Second Blush,”Commands of Love,” “Altruism,” “Why I am Not a Buddhist,” and “Couple Sharing a Peach” in Cornucopia, and “”A Face, A Cup” in The Analyst.

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