“The volume itself is a craft object, sumptuously presented and designed, on fine paper, with colophons and decorations, and full-page colour reproductions. . . . The Paper Garden will be everyone’s favourite Christmas present this year.” From the Hardcover edition.
— Victoria Glendinning, The Globe and Mail
“Like collage itself, The Paper Garden is carefully layered—part fascinating biography . . . part gripping memoir, . . . accompanied by dozens of vivid photo reproductions. Beautifully written and rendered.”
Complementing her research, Peacock's prose is a delight. . . . A fascinating, uplifting and beautiful book.”
— Claire Holden Rothman, The Gazette (Montreal)
“Rich and poetic. . . . Teeming with life -- and gorgeous colour illustrations.”
— Winnipeg Free Press
“The perfect gift for the hardcore book lover [The Paper Garden is] more than a beautiful glimpse at Delany’s very interesting life . . . a considered and shared contemplation on art and creativity.”
— January magazine
"A lyrical, meditative rumination on art and the blossoming beauty of self that can be the gift of age and love."
— Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Molly Peacock is an acclaimed poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, at once a biography of an extraordinary 18th century artist and a meditation on late-life creativity. Her most recent collection of poems is The Second Blush, love poems from a midlife marriage. As President of the Poetry Society of America, Molly Peacock was one of the creators of New York's Poetry in Motion program; coediting Poetry In Motion: One Hundred Poems From the Subways and Buses. She serves as a Faculty Mentor at the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program and is also the Series Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English.From the Hardcover edition.
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