Honor Moore

Honor Moore’s most recent book is The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year and a New York Times editor’s choice.  Her most recent collection of poems is Red Shoes.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The American Scholar, Salmagundi, The New Republic, Freeman’s and many other journals and anthologies.  For the Library of America, she edited Amy Lowell: Selected Poems and Poems from the Women’s Movement, featured in the current documentary about American feminism, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.”  She has been poet in residence at Wesleyan and the University of Richmond, visiting professor at the Columbia School of the Arts and three times the Visiting Distinguished Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa.  When she was in her twenties, Mourning Pictures, her play in poetry about her mother’s dying, was produced on Broadway and won her a fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts.  The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, (1996; 2009), was a New York Times Notable Book.  She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. She lives and writes in New York where she is on the MFA writing faculty at the New School, teaching and coordinating the nonfiction concentration.