Who Am I?

Poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter of barns and mason jars full of water, mentor, speaker, feminist with a capital F, political activist, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, honorary grandparent, not-very-old elder, swimmer, former banker, one-time sweater designer, long-walk taker, rearranger of furniture, color maven, nature lover.

Someone titled his painting of me “My life is my message.” I loved that he thought so, and I think he’s right. I’m aiming to be the Molliest Molly I can discover, and that’s what I help other people do too: readers, listeners, students, coaching clients, friends & relations…

Author of four collections of poems and three compilations of essays/commentary.

Poet Laureate of Nevada County, California (2017-2019), KVMR Community Radio 89.5 FM, Nevada City, CA
and Hell’s Backbone Grill, Boulder, UT.

(photo: John Hart, The Union)

  • Poet Laureate of Nevada County, California (2017-2019)

  • Radio commentator for community radio and NPR

  • National Endowment for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant recipient

  • BA from Harvard, MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management

Some excerpts from a talk I gave on creativity. I can’t recall what year, but it was before social media,
although cell phones had already taken hold for actual telephoning.

(Videography by Larry Huntington)

Performing from an early age