Honor Moore’s most recent nonfiction is The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir, 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. The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, published in 1996 and issued in a new edition by WW Norton, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her books of poems are Red Shoes, Darling and Memoir, to be reissued in 2018 in the Carnegie Mellon Classic Collections series. 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 death, was produced on Broadway and won her a fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. A new memoir and a new collection of poems are forthcoming, and with Alix Kates Shulman, she is co-editing Writing the Women’s Movement for the Library of America. She lives and writes in New York where she is on the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at The New School and nonfiction coordinator there.
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