Molly Fisk is the author of the essay collections "Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace," "Blow-Drying a Chicken," and "Houston, We Have a Possum" (forthcoming in November, 2016) as well as the poetry collections "The More Difficult Beauty," "Listening to Winter," "Terrain" (co-author) and "Salt Water Poems." Her essays have aired weekly as part of the News Hour of KVMR-FM Nevada City, CA since 2005. Fisk has been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She's currently Poet Laureate of KVMR in Nevada City and Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, UT. Fisk works as a life coach in the Skills for Change tradition and owns Poetry Boot Camp. Visit her at mollyfisk.com.
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Molly Fisk: Author, Author!

By Molly Fisk
As a woman, I know what systemic oppression feels like. By telling you about my book launch, I'm aiming to celebrate daily life and protect my equilibrium so I can figure out how to handle what comes next.
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Molly Fisk: Reindeer

By Molly Fisk
An e-mail has been circulating suggesting Santa’s reindeer are female. This is supposedly why he makes it to everyone’s house in one night: female reindeer aren’t afraid to ask for directions.
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Molly Fisk: Flint & Kent

By Molly Fisk
I thought of the bustle and rush as Christmas got closer, my grandfather walking through the aisles, noticing things, tweaking a hanger here and there, making jokes with his staff, drinking a little eggnog with the piano player.
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Molly Fisk: Nowhere to Hide

By Molly Fisk
Some of this wanderlust seems fueled by agitation. We don’t know what’s coming, how it will unfold, or when. This is really not fun for humans. Maybe it won’t be as bad, we think, if we go somewhere else.
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Molly Fisk: Tithe & Teeth

By Molly Fisk
What I’m working on now is cultivating deeper consciousness of and gratitude for my privileges: being born middle class, white, able-bodied, and smart into the First World during a prosperous century.
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Molly Fisk: The Only Neighborhood

By Molly Fisk
You’d wonder where this craziness came from, and do what a politician does: follow the money. You’d see the mansions with locked gates, private jets, islands. You’d see oil rigs, ticker tape, genetically modified corn, acres of churned hillsides, bare of trees.
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