"A life's work is always unfinished and requires creativity till the day a person dies."

from The Paper Garden:  Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock

Molly's newest book is Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions

Molly Peacock has written a book of magical tales inspired by the lives of the letters of the alphabet. Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions is one-of-a-kind, but nevertheless fits perfectly with her body of work, drawing on the same wellsprings of creativity and artistry as her poetry and her nonfiction, especially The Paper Garden. These 26 sensual stories of love, yearning, and self-discovery are complemented by Kara Kosaka's layered, jewel-bright collages, four of which are featured on this page. Alphabetique is now available in Canada. Order it from Chapters Indigo, McNally Robinson, or Amazon.ca.

The Alphabetique Virtual Advent Calendar

Check out the Alphabetique Virtual Advent Calendar. On each of 26 days starting on November 1, 2014, a detail from one of Kara Kosaka’s jewel-like illustrations for the abecedarian mini-stories will accompany a line or a bit from the story of the letter of the day. And subscribe to the TinyLetter Advent newsletter - 26 daily updates from November 1 to 26.

Molly Peacock: A Critical Introduction by Jason Guriel

Jason Guriel, the provocative poet/critic whose work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, and the National Post, has written a monograph, Molly Peacock: A Critical Introduction, available from Story Line Press. Molly and Jason will launch the book in Toronto on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 6:00 pm at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street.

A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds by Molly Peacock and Amy M. Clark

Slapering Hol Press has paired Molly Peacock and Amy M. Clark in their chapbook series. A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds will be launched on October 24 at 6:00 pm at the Corner Bookstore in New York City. Watch Molly and Amy talk about the book in a YouTube video.

The four illustrations on this page and the details throughout the website are from Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions by Molly Peacock with illustrations by Kara Kosaka, forthcoming in November, 2014 from McClelland & Stewart, Random House Canada.  Used with the permission of Kara Kosaka and the publisher.