The Analyst


Molly Peacock (Author)

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“[Peacock’s] psychoanalyst is the inspiration for an intimate new collection. . . . [A] bittersweet pleasure.”— O, The Oprah Magazine

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.

From “In Our Unexpected Future”:

…for frocks outlast pillars. But feelings
outlive frocks. The immaterial storms through,
a force beyond years (a mere four since you
were nearly felled). It isn’t what happened that lasts.
Not art, either, but the savory core. What’s felt.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming July 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35582-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 128 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverThe Analyst: Poems


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