Honor Moore: The Bishop's Daughter

WED, OCT 8, 2008 (50:22)

Honor Moore discusses her most recent memoir, The Bishop's Daughter, the story of Moore's complex and visionary father, a man who was an Episcopal priest, an activist bishop in Washington under the Johnson administration, and a civil rights leader. Moore’s story covers issues of American life: war, race, family, sexuality, and faith. Moore is also the author of three collections of poems.

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Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop's Daughter (2008), a memoir, that was simultaneously released in paperback (May 2009) with a reissue of her 1996 biography, The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter. The Bishop's Daughter was named an Editor's Choice by the New York Times, a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times and chosen by the National Book Critics Circle as part of their "Good Reads" recommended reading list. It was also selected as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In April 2009, Library of America published Poems from the Women's Movement, an anthology edited by Honor Moore.

She is the author of three collections of poems: Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir, and her play Mourning Pictures, was produced on Broadway and published in The New Women's Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited.

Moore has received awards in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts and in 2004 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

In addition to Poems from the Women's Movement, she is the editor of Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the Library of America and co-editor of The Stray Dog Cabaret, A Book of Russian Poems translated by Paul Schmidt and teaches in the graduate writing programs at the New School. From 2005 to 2007, she was an off-Broadway theatre critic for The New York Times.

Partner
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
Series
God In America Series