NEWS: California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology, just published March 1, 2020. April reading schedule here. New York Times article here.

Molly Fisk’s great gift is the ability to communicate and inspire a kind of radiant joy. — Claudia Mills

Getting to the heart of who you are…

I’m Molly Fisk. I’m a writer. I write as openly and personally as I can about many subjects including love, death, grammar, small towns, lingerie, and the natural world. I was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nevada County, CA, and this year am an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. I’m also a life coach, radio commentator, writing teacher, public speaker, and painter. All my work is aimed at getting to the heart of who I am. That’s what I want for you, too. A distillation or paring away until you reach your essence. Look around the website and see how you’d like to connect. Whatever we end up doing, it’ll be fruitful, I promise! Spending time with me will get you laughing, crying, thinking, and changing. Welcome. Just for starters, you can read and listen to one of my poems on Rattle‘s Poets Respond page here.

My latest book makes a fab gift with the first three:

Houston, We Have a Possum; Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace; and Blow-Drying a Chicken

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Naming Your Teeth
Even More Observations from a Working Poet

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Latest Books


Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace

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Blow-Drying a Chicken

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Blow-Drying a Chicken

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Using Your Turn Signal

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The More Difficult Beauty


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Skills for Change
Life Coaching

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The best way to support a writer is to buy her books (see above). You can also support me by becoming a patron of the arts through the grassroots economic model for artists at Patreon. If you prefer one-time donations rather than systems, go here. And thank you!

Listen to my radio essays on KVMR’s News Hour, Thursday at 6:25 p.m. Pacific, 89.5 on your FM dial, streaming at