Honor Moore

Poet and memoirist Honor Moore is the author of three collections of poetry: Red Shoes: Poems (W. W. Norton & Co., 2006); Darling (Grove Press, 2001); and Memoir (Chicory Blue Press, 1988). Moore is also a nonfiction writer, most recently of the memoir A Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir (W. W. Norton & Co., 2008), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Moore has edited numerous books of poetry, plays, and feminist writings, including Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution & Still Can (2021), coedited with Alix Kates Shulman, and Poems from the Women’s Movement (2009), both published by Library of America. In 2020, she published her first work of translation, Revenge, a novel by the Bangladeshi and Swedish writer Taslima Nasrin (Feminist Press), co-translated with Nasrin. When Moore was still in her twenties, her play in verse about her mother’s death, Mourning Pictures, was produced on Broadway. 

Moore has received awards and fellowships from numerous organizations, including from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Moore has been poet-in-residence at Wesleyan University and the University of Richmond, visiting professor at the Columbia School of the Arts, and has served three times as a visiting distinguished writer in the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa. She is currently on the graduate writing faculty at The New School and lives in New York City.