Molly Gaudry
 

“With language, Gaudry is as loving and careful as one is with a matchbook … when wishing to set the whole world on fire.”

—KATE BERNHEIMER

 

“A Molly Gaudry word is so precise, it feels like a sentence.”

—GREAT TWIN CITIES POETRY READ & ROAD SHOW 

 
 

“Every single word in this book counts.”

—ANN VANDERMEER

 

"Not a word is out of place.”

EMERGING WRITERS NETWORK

 

“Even the empty space between the lines seems to resonate with invisible narrative.”

— RICHARD GARCIA

 
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Education

Ph.D., CW PROSE, University of Utah (2020)

M.F.A., POETRY, George Mason University (2013)

M.A., FICTION, University of Cincinnati (2008)

B.A., ENGLISH, University of Cincinnati (2006)

Voc. Ed., CW, School for Creative & Performing Arts (1999)

 

“Gaudry is our Neruda, our Marquez, our chronicler of times spent and as yet foretold.”

—JAMIE IREDELL

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Molly Gaudry was born “Jung Sun-Hee” in Seoul, Korea, and adopted in 1984. Unlike many other adoptees’, Molly’s adoption was open. Her third book, Fit Into Me, provides a glimpse into the details of her adoption story.

Currently, Molly is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, Prose, at the University of Utah, where she is completing her dissertation with the support of a Steffensen Cannon Fellowship.

She works as a Graduate Fellow Consultant in the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, where she observes graduate-student teachers and provides professional development feedback and observes faculty to provide documented support for RPT purposes. She also administers individual course and program focus groups, and is the Teaching Assistant for CTLE’s university-wide pedagogy course, “Teaching in Higher Education,” offered to master’s and doctoral students and postdocs across disciplines.

She serves as a writing coach in the Veterans Support Center, and has served on the application review committees for the University of Utah’s “Dreamers Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship” and “Union Student Leader Scholarship.”

In the greater SLC community, Molly teaches generative creative writing workshops at La Europa Academy, a residential treatment center for teenagers that specializes in expressive art therapies.

 

No one but Gaudry paints language with so much care, with so much lonely, heart-dreamed beauty. No one else paints scars so naked and so necessary.”

—AMBER SPARKS

 

There is no “clear progression out of the past into the present or the future, or from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ as readers have come to expect. . . . Gaudry’s work points to a subtler sense of peacemaking and restoration.”

—CRISTINA DEPTULA

 
 
 

“Amid this stark environment, Gaudry’s gorgeous lyric voice guides us through."

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE FANS