TONIGHT: Molly Peacock at Poetry in Davis

Friends, Molly’s a big deal. You should go if you can! -Kate

he Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome award-winning poet Molly Peacock on a special night, Wednesday, April 18th at 8 P.M. She will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street.

Molly Peacock is one of the foremost poets writing in English today. She was an honorary fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, served as Poet-in-Residence at The American Poets’ Corner, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York City, and served as President of the Poetry Society of America. She has received awards from the Danforth Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Peacock has performed her one-woman show in poems, The Shimmering Verge, Off Broadway and throughout North America.

Molly Peacock is the author of six books of poetry, including The Second Blush (Norton, 2008) and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (Norton, 2002). Among her other works are a memoir called Paradise, Piece By Piece (Riverhead Penguin, 1998) and How To Read A Poem and Start A Poetry Circle (Riverhead Penguin, 1999). 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 (Norton, 1996). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Best of the Best American Poetry.

Currently, she is a faculty member of the Spalding University Master of Fine Arts program and lives with her husband, James Joyce scholar Michael Groden, in Toronto.

An open mic will follow this special Wednesday night performance by Molly Peacock. Come early to claim a seat.

The Poetry Night Reading Series is grateful to the Sacramento Poetry Center and the UC Davis English Department for generously co-sponsoring this event.

Who: Molly Peacock
What: The Poetry Night Reading Series
When: Wednesday 18th, 8 pm
Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Pia Baur
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938

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