Getting to the heart of who we are…

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

— Claudia Mills

Welcome! I’m Molly Fisk: poet, essayist, radio commentator, radical life coach. 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 an inaugural-year Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.

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. My life coaching comes out of the Radical Feminist Psychiatry and Transactional Analysis traditions, blended by Julia Kelliher into a practice called Skills for Change. I also help poets and short-form essayists polish their work.

Spending time with me will get you laughing, crying, and thinking. Look around the website and see how you’d like to connect.

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Molly’s new book of linked poems set in 1875, Walking Wheel, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press.

Upcoming Events

October Poem-a-Day
Private Facebook group to generate new poems
Cost: $20
Email Molly to Register


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naming your teeth cover
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the more difficult beauty cover
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molly at scotts flat

I’m a certified Skills for Change Life Coach who runs groups and sees individuals, couples, and families privately. I also do mediation work for small organizations. I hold an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management and have run small businesses myself in the retail, financial, and creative sectors since 1978.


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This year California had a record amount of snow and rain, which was a problem when trees fell and creeks flooded but in general cheered everyone up. Long droughts are wearing like any chronic illness, and the relief is wonderful. The snow collapsed parts of my cat fence, which I haven’t had time or money […]

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