Molly PeacockPoetry, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20191206
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)
Kansas native Ben Lerner often weaves personal experiences into his writing, which is particulary apparent in his third novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for th...
Kansas City Literary Events
To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169.