The More Difficult Beauty by Molly Fisk
from Hip Pocket Press Orinda, CA
“Fearless, clear-eyed work.” John Updike
“...returns emotion to the American poem...luminous...lucid...these poems [are] marvels of sheer whimsy and broad, wicked observation.” Molly Peacock
“This poet braves the more difficult places and...reveals the world's simple truths.” Dorianne Laux
Blow-Drying a Chicken
Molly's second CD of radio commentary, written for the News Hour of Community Station KVMR in Nevada City, CA, contains 20 essays about bowling, yoga, Xmas lights, cardiac rehab, Botox, why women like disaster movies and of course, blow-drying a chicken.
Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace And Other Observations from a Working Poet
Molly Fisk writes weekly essays for the News Hour of Community Radio Station KVMR in Nevada City, CA. Fourteen essays are presented here, and more can be found archived at www.mollyfisk.com, and at www.kvmr.org. These essays are available for use by non-commercial radio stations, free of charge.
Listening to Winter by Molly Fisk
#4 in the California Poetry Series from Roundhouse Press, Berkeley, CA.
A rich and varied body of work from an accomplished poet, through which runs the dark thread of incest, a leavening humor, and the deep solace of the natural world. Delineated with sharp visual detail and emotional complexity, this book breaks new ground. It is sure to be noticed, talked about, and remembered.
"Molly Fisk has a calm, lucid, detached and lyric voice in which to recount childhood love and abuse, as well as passionate erotic encounters. These subjects will guarantee her a general audience, but the pure lyric voice is what will endear her to lovers of poetry. That voice will last a lifetime, long after the sensational aspects of her work have subsided." —Carolyn Kizer
"Molly Fisk's poems are forthright, painful, and loving. Hers is an unflinching vision, but steadfastly poetic. And this collection is a page-turner, one that combines the seizure of reality with joy and introspection. In her own words, 'the sturdy heart blesses its own reflection.'" —Diana O'Hehir
Terrain by Dan Bellm, Molly Fisk, and Forrest Hamer, Hip Pocket Press, 1998, Nevada City, CA ISBN 0-917658-30-2; $10
"This chorale book, with its three substantive and distinctive voices, is rich proof of the strength and variety of current poetry, and of poetry-born friendship as well. Drawn from widely differing lives which nonetheless come together in a web of shared concerns, these poems range from the elegiac to the unnerving to the celebratory. Page after page offers the thrilling lift of revelation—imaginative, sensuous and precise encounters with the real terrain of the human. This is a truly fine collection." —Jane Hirshfield
Salt Water Poems by Molly Fisk
Salt Water Poems is a hand letterpress book of 19 poems by Molly Fisk with water drawings by Carl Dern, dedicated to the town of Stinson Beach, California, "post office, stop sign, tide-line and all."
One hundred fifty copies were designed, printed and bound by Marie C. Dern during 1994. The type is Bembo from M & H Type in San Francisco. The engravings were made by Harms Graphics, San Bruno, California. The papers are Rives lightweight and Crinkled Chiri. Copyright 1994 by Jungle Garden Press and Molly Fisk.