Alumna Molly Peacock publishes new book



The Analyst

A collection of poetry exploring her evolving relationship with Jewish psychoanalyst Joan Stein

When a psychoanalyst became a painter after surviving a stroke, her longtime patient, distinguished and beloved poet Molly Peacock, took up a unique task. The Analyst is a new, visceral, twenty-first century “in memoriam” of ambiguous loss in which Peacock brilliantly tells the story of a decades-long patient-therapist relationship that now reverses and continues to evolve. Peacock invigorates the notion of poetry as word-painting: A tapestry of images, from a red enameled steamer on a black stove to Tibetan monks funneling glowing sand into a painting, create the backdrop for her quest to define identity.

Read more on Molly Peacock’s website

Read more about The Analyst in Salon

Read more about the work in The ProsenPeople

Did you know that Binghamton University holds the Molly Peacock Papers? The Collection contains over 200 linear feet of manuscripts, correspondence, poetry notebooks, photographs, publicity materials, and ephemera.

Please visit Special Collections located on the second floor of the Bartle Library to learn more!