Molly Peacock

Poetry, fiction, essay, biography

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number(s): 20200710, 20191206

Interview Year(s): 2019

American-Canadian essayist, poet and biographer Molly Peacock gives an in-depth look into her latest work, The Analyst, her 2017 poetry collection that traces her decades-long relationship with her psychologist, who suffered a stroke. Full of insightful commentary on the nature of personal growth, facing hardships and how relationships change over time, Peacock shares her reflections on art, love and friendship. She also talks about her work with sonnets and reads a very early poem published in New Letters. Previous shows with Molly Peacock from 1981, 1997, and 1999 are available in our audio archives. She was interviewed while in Kansas City for her 2019 presentation at the Kansas City Public Library.

(Photo by Trish James CC BY-SA 4.0)