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)
- 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