Binghamton University Libraries recently announced the acquisition of the Molly Peacock Collection.
Molly Peacock is an internationally acclaimed poet and is the author of several poetry collections, including Optic Nerve (2005), Cornucopia (2002), Original Love (1995), Take Heart (1989), Raw Heaven (1984) and Live Apart (1980). In 2006, Peacock wrote and performed the critically praised one-woman play, The Shimmering Verge.
Peacock has conducted readings and workshops at the Library of Congress, the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, and at universities and libraries in the United States, Canada and England. She has received awards from the Danforth Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation , the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts Fellowships. Peacock has been the Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets’ Corner and has served as president of the Poetry Society of America.
She is also an alumna of Harper College, who has chosen Special Collections as the depository for her papers. The Molly Peacock Collection contains over 100 linear feet of manuscripts, correspondence, poetry notebooks, literary journals, art work, audio-visual recordings, photographs, publicity materials and ephemera.