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Honor Moore, Radcliffe Class of 1967, writer and stage director.

From the description of Papers, 1974. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007607

Poet and author Honor Moore (1945- ) was born in New York City, the eldest of nine children of Jenny (McKean) and Paul Moore. After graduating from high school in Indianapolis, Ind. (1963), she attended Radcliffe College (B.A. 1967) and the Yale School of Drama (1967-1969). Moving to New York, she worked in theater, wrote poetry, and became part of the women's movement. After the death of her mother from cancer in 1973, Moore wrote a play in verse, Mourning Pictures, which opened at the Lenox Arts Center in Massachusetts to rave reviews. It later was staged in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, and London. In 1977 she compiled the first collection of contemporary women's plays entitled The New Women's Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women. Her play, Years, received a staged reading in 1978.

Two months at the MacDowell Colony allowed Moore the time to create a chapbook, Leaving and Coming Back (1979), and her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. She has published two books of poems: Memoirs (1988), and Darling (2001). Her biography of her grandmother, painter Margarett Sargent, appeared in 1996. Moore has taught writing widely and has served on the boards of directors of PEN American Center, Feminist Art Institute, and Chrysalis, among others.

From the description of Additional papers, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 539585056

Poet and author Honor Moore (1945- ) was born in New York City, the eldest of nine children of Jenny (McKean) and Paul Moore. After graduating from high school in Indianapolis, Ind. (1963), she attended Radcliffe College (B.A. 1967) and the Yale School of Drama (1967-1969). Moving to New York, she worked in theater, wrote poetry, and became part of the women's movement. After the death of her mother from cancer in 1973, Moore wrote a play in verse, Mourning Pictures, which opened at the Lenox Arts Center in Massachusetts to rave reviews. It later was staged in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, and London. In 1977 she compiled the first collection of contemporary women's plays entitled The New Women's Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women. Her play, Years, received a staged reading in 1978.

Two months at the MacDowell Colony allowed Moore the time to create a chapbook, Leaving and Coming Back (1979), and her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. She has published two books of poems: Memoirs (1988), and Darling (2001). Her biography of her grandmother, painter Margarett Sargent, appeared in 1996. Moore has taught writing widely and has served on the boards of directors of PEN American Center, Feminist Art Institute, and Chrysalis, among others.

From the description of Papers, 1802-2001 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 539449399

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creatorOf Moore, Honor, 1945-. Papers, 1974. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Women Writing Women's Lives Records Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Chicory Blue Press Records, 1987-2011 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000) University of Michigan
creatorOf Moore, Honor, 1945-. Additional papers, n.d. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Clermont, Erin. Papers, 1971. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1947-2004 (inclusive), 1957-2004 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hodges, Beth. Papers of Beth Hodges, 1972-1991 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Moore, Honor, 1945-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Moore, Honor, 1945-. Papers, 1802-2001 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Chicago, Judy, 1939-. Papers, 1947-2004 (inclusive), 1957-2004 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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