Curriculum Vitae


The Bishop’s Daughter (memoir),  WW Norton, May 2008, paper and ebook, May 2009. Editors Choice NY Times, LA Times Favorite Book of the Year, Good Reads Selection NBCC, Finalist National Book Critics Circle, Short List Lamda Book Award

Red Shoes (poems) WW Norton, June 2005, paper and ebook January 2007.

Darling (poems), Grove Atlantic, September, 2001. Finalist James Laughlin Award

The White Blackbird, a Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, Viking, March 1996; paperback Penguin, July 1997, paper and ebook, WW Norton, April 2009; A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Memoir (poems), Chicory Blue Press, 1988



Poems from the Women’s Movement, Library of America (April, 2009)< Oprah Summer Reads Pick.

The Stray Dog Cabaret, A Book of Russian Poems, translated by Paul Schmidt, co-edited with Catherine Ciepiela and wrote Afterword., (NY Review Books, 2007), Runner-up PEN Translation Award,

Amy Lowell, Selected Poems (selection and introduction) American Poetry Project: The Library of America,  October, 2004

The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, Vintage, 1977.



Revenge, a novel by Taslima Nasrin, translated by Honor Moore with Taslima Nasrin, Feminist Press, 2010.



Mourning Pictures (in verse), produced on Broadway, 197l, London, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, etc.



Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Mid-Century; third in trilogy of nonfiction books about my family; under contract to WW Nortom (forthcoming, March 2020)

Q&A, poems; my fourth volume, (completion projected, 2017).

Writing the Women’s Movement (@1963-1980s) initiated by HM, co-edited with Alix Kates Shulman, Library of America, to be published in 2020, the centenary of American Woman’s Suffrage.



2015-2015: Fellow in Residence, New York Institute for the Humanities, NYU

2015:  Residency, Corporation of Yaddo

2014:  MacDowell Colony Fellow        

2010, 2014:  Director’s Guest, Civitella Ranieri

2009:  Finalist, The National Book Critics Circle, The Bishop’s Daughter

2009:  Finalist, Lamda Book Award, The Bishop’s Daughter

2006:  Residency UCross Foundation

2005: Fellowship, The Rockefeller Work and Study Center at Bellagio

2004: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (General Non-Fiction)

2003-2009: Fellowships, The MacDowell Colony; The Corporation of Yaddo.

2002: Finalist, The James Laughlin Award and the Connecticut Book Award for Darling

2000: Humanities Laureate in Poetry, St. Joseph’s College, Hartford

1997: Finalist Lambda Literary Award, Finalist The Judy Grahn Award for The White Blackbird       

1992: Artist's Grant (Poetry), Connecticut Commission on the Arts

1981: Creative Writing Fellowship ( Poetry), the National Endowment for the Arts

1975: Creative Artists Public Service grant (Playwriting) N.Y. State Council on the Arts



Play in verse: Mourning Pictures, in The New Women’s Theatre, Vintage 1977; See below for productions.


Recent Journals/Magazines (earlier publications available on request)

2017: Poetry, February 2017: “Q&A”

2017: Tin House, Summer, 2017; “Surf” and “Chosen”.

2017: The Common, “The Italian Lesson” (summer, journal); “Courtyard” (spring, web).

2016: Ploughshares (guest editors Alan Shapiro; Tom Sleigh): “Night Café”.

2015: Freeman's Arrival (inaugural issue): “The Mogul Gardens Near Mah, 1962”

2015: HOW Journal: “For Marian, About the Afterlife”; “Snow White”.

2014: Harvard Review: “Naked”, “Story”.

2012 The Common: “Song” (Best American Poems, 2012)

2011  Salmagundi: “The Return”, “The Poet’s Staircase”.

2010: Ploughshares (guest editor, Elizabeth Strout): “Overnight at Key West”; “Sunblind at Huayapam”;  Florida Review: “Waking”; “Psyche in Autumn.” Interview of HM.

2005: Boston Review (spring: “Disparu”; “Corridor”)

2005: Salmagundi (fall: “Gnostic”, “Violetta, 2000"; spring: “Wallace Stevens”)

2004: Bomb (“Portrait”, “Styria”, “Pilgrimage”); Bloom (“Music”)

2003: Conjunctions: Two Kingdoms (“The Pink Dress”, prose poem) fall, 2003.

2001: Salmagundi (2 poems,); Open City (2 poems)

2000: Conjunctions: American Poetry: States of the Art (5 poems) , Seneca Review xxx, no.1 (Shoulder); Paris Review 154 (one poem).

poetry publications began in 1969.


Recent Anthologies (poetry):

Best American Poetry 2102, edited by Mark Doty and David Lehman; Scribner 2012.

Poems from the Women’s Movement, edited by Honor Moore, Library of America 2009

Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English, edited by Eva Salzman and Amy Wack.

Best American Erotic Poetry: 1800-the present, edited by David Lehman, Scribner 2007

Love Speaks Its Name, edited by JD McClatchy (Everyman Editions; Knopf, 2001)

KGB Book of Poems, edited by David Lehman (Harcourt, 2000)

The World in Us, edited by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou, (St Martins, New York, 2000)

Sappho Through English Poetry, edited Peter Jay / Caroline Lewis, (Anvil Press Poetry, London, 1998)

Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, edited by John Bradley, (Coffee House,1995)

Unleashed, Poems by Writers’ Dogs, edited by Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard (Crown)

The Key to Everything, edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, (St .Martin's Press, 1995)

A Formal Feeling Comes: Formalism in Contemporary Women's Poetry, edited by Annie Finch, (Storyline Press, 1994)

Tangled Vines,  Mother and Daughter Poems, , edited Lyn Lifshin, (2nd edition, Harcourt, Brace, 1992)

A Gathering of Poets, edited by Maggie Anderson/Alex Gildzen, (The Kent State University Press, 1992)

Lovers: Stories by Women, edited by Amber Coverdale Sumrall, (Crossing Press, 1992)

Out of This World: the Poetry Project at the St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, An Anthology 1966-1991; edited by Anne Waldman, foreword by Allen Ginsberg, (Crown 1991)

Poets for Life, 46 Poets Respond to AIDS, edited by Michael Klein.  With Creeley, Rich, Levine, Valentine. (Crown, 1989; Persea paper, 1992)

Naming the Waves, edited by Christian McEwan. (Virago 1988 [Britain]; Crossing Press [US], 1990)

Writing in a Nuclear Age, edited by James Schley.  IncludesKinnell, Levertov, Olds (Univ.Press of New England, 1984)



1984: Take Hands, Singing and Speaking for Survival (with Susan Griffin, Margie Adam, Janet Marlow), “Spuyten Duyvil”  cassette recording, Watershed Foundation, broadcast on NPR stations

1978: A Sign I Was Not Alone (with Rich, Lorde, Joan Larkin), LP, Out and Out Books/Records

1978:"First Time: 1950", Black Box, Watershed Foundation audio.



“She's Beautiful When She's Angry” (documentary, Second Wave Women's Movement) Poems from the Women's Movement (featured) “Girlfriends”, directed by Claudia Weill (Warner Brothers, 1978) protagonist, a poet, recites HM’s poem, “I Have A War With My Mother...”




“After Ariel”, (intro. Poems from the Women’s Movement,) Boston Review, March 2009

The Bishop’s Daughter (book excerpt) The New Yorker, February 27, 2008

Off-Broadway Theatre Reviews, The New York Times, May, 2005- 2007.     

Amy Lowell, (essay/introduction) Harvard Review, Fall 2004.

Sister Cordelia, Lincoln Center Review, Winter, 2004.

My Robert Lowell, (essay), Salmagundi, Fall 2003

Letter from London, (re: Anglican Primates conference on election of Gene V. Robinson Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire – the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church), The Nation, October 24, 2004.

My Father’s Ship (journal/essay), The American Scholar, Fall 2003 (1st runner-up for best essay published in the American Scholar in 2003)

Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood, introduction, The Guardian (London) 2002

Poetry Speaks, ed. Paschen et al.  (review), Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2002

“A Poem of One’s Own”, O: The Oprah Magazine, November 2001 (finalist, National Magazine Awards)

“Redeemed by Effort”, Writers on Writing, The New York Times, 10 September 2001.

The Glass House, Amitov Ghosh, (review), Bookforum, Winter, 2001           

 Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky, (review), April 2000


Anthologies (prose):

"My Hair, Myself and I" (Algonquin, forthcoming 2015)

“Reading of O”, Sugar in My Bowl, Real Women Write About Real Sex, edited by Erica Jong, Harper (spring 2011)

“Redeemed by Effort”, Writers on Writing, (from the New York Times) Holt 2003

“Houseful”, Open House: Writers on Home, edited by Mark Doty, Gray Wolf, 2003

“12 Years and Counting: Writing Biography” Creating NonFiction edited by Carolyn Forche and Philip Gerard, Story Press, 2001 from The White Blackbird, Girls: An Anthology, ed. Edith Chevat et al. (Global City), 1996

"My Grandmother Who Painted", Perspectives: Turning Reading into Writing, edited by Joseph Comprone, (Houghton Mifflin), 1987

"Woman Alone, Women Together," Women in American Theatre, edited by Helen Crich Chinoy and Linda Jenkins {Crown, 1981; Theatre Communications Group (revised/expanded ed.1987).

"My Grandmother Who Painted," The Writer On Her Work: Contemporary Women Writers Reflect on their Art and Situation (vol. I), edited by Janet Sternburg.  With Mary Gordon, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alice Walker. (W.W. Norton, 1980; reissued: 1993, 2000)



Mourning Pictures (in verse); produced by Lyn Austin, Music Theatre Gp, Lenox, Mass., July 1974. By Jujamacyn Theatres at the Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, November, 1974,Famous Door Theatre, Chicago, 1996 The Monstrous Regiment (tour of Great Britain, Tricycle Theatre, London) 1981; Broadcast on BBC, Radio IV; Excerpts in Once a Daughter, a film by Lyn Littman,  PBS Stations, 1979 Cricket Theatre, Minneapolis, 1978, Eureka Theatre, San Francisco,1978; Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1977 (Staged reading); published in The New Women's Theatre



The New School, Graduate Writing Program, Faculty, 1999 - present; Nonfiction Coordinator (head), 2013-present.

University of Iowa, Bedell Visiting Distinguished Writer in Creative Nonfiction, full professor, spring 2012

University of Richmond, NEH Distinguished Writer in Residence, Fall 2011

Visiting Faculty, The Bennington Workshops, Spring, 2011

Barnard College, Adjunct writing instructor, fall 2010

University of Iowa, Bedell Visiting Distinguished Writer in Creative Nonfiction, full professor, spring  2010.

Columbia University, School of the Arts Graduate Writing Program: Adjunct Professor in Creative Non-Fiction, 2001- 2007; 2013.

New York State Summer Writer’s Institute, Skidmore, manuscript consultant poetry and creative non-fiction, poetry and nonfiction workshops, 2001-present

Columbia University, Master Class in Creative Non-Fiction, Spring 2001

Poet in Residence, Instructor “Writing Verse” poetry seminar, Wesleyan University Spring 2000

Wesleyan Writers Conference, Poetry, Summer 1999-present

Visiting Lecturer in Creative Non-Fiction, The Bennington Workshops, Winter, 1999

Visiting Distinguished Writer in Creative Non-Fiction, University of Iowa, Spring term, 1997

Visiting Scholar in Poetry and Drama, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1980.


Workshops since 1992:

Memoir Workshop, 92d Street YMHA, NYC 2013

Nonfiction Workshop, Roe Camp, 2012

Poetry, New York State Summer Writers Institute, 2010

Workshop, “The Uses of Memory,” Hedgebrook, Washington State, October 2009

The Loft, Nonfiction Mentor, February, 2009

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FLA, “The Uses of Memory, October 2008

Poetry, St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, 2002

Creative Non-Fiction, George Mason University, 2002

Poetry, Key West Workshops, 2000.

Aran Islands International Poetry Festival, Poet/Teacher, August, 1997, Ireland

Summer Writers’ Workshops, Manhattanville College, Poet in Residence, June, 1997;

Writing workshops for teachers in Hartford schools, sponsoredthe Young Writers Institute, 1994-1995.

Private and Community workshops in Kent, Ct. And Hartford, Ct. in poetry and prose, 1993-1996;

Residency in Poetry, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1992.


Seminar: 12 week course in the history and thinking of feminism; taught with Francine DuPlessix Gray, Washington, Ct., September, 1992 - March, 1993.



Chief consultant, Podcast, American Women Poets, Poetry Foundation, 2016-2017

Advisory Board, Library of America, 2015-present

Poetry Editor, HOW Journal, 2005-Present

Faculty, LOFT, Minneapolis, 2009

Judge, Bush Artist Awards, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

Elector, Poets Corner, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2000-2010

Selection Panel for prominent grant to writers; served anonymously, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2001

Judge, PEN Poetry Career Poetry Award, 2002

Judge, National Book Award in Non-Fiction, 1998

Judge, PEN/Gerard Award in Non-Fiction 1997

Co-curator, "Margarett Sargent: A Modern Temperament" (American Artist, 1892-1978), traveling exhibition originating at the Wellesley College Art Museum, March, 1996: Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City, September, 1996

Co-founder and steering committee, Women Writing Women’s Lives, Seminar, The Humanities Center, NYU; the Graduate Center, CUNY. 1992-1996; membership continues.

Judge, PEN/Revson Foundation Fellowship in Poetry, 1991

“The Voice of the Poet,” producer. American poets reading their short poems for NPR.  Co-funded by National Endowment for the Arts, NPR, Poets & Writers, Inc., 1974



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New York Institute for the Humanities,NYU,  Fellow (2013-present); Advisory Council, Hedgebrook (2009-present), PEN American Center (2000- 2006, treasurer, 2003-2005; executive committee, 2004-2006). Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers (1977-1998); Music Theatre Group (1976-1992); Poets and Writers, Inc. (1974-1993); Feminist Art Institute (1981- 1990); Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women's Culture (contributing editor, 1977-80); Manhattan Theatre Club (1972-1976); Author’s Guild; Steering Committee and founding member, "Women Writing Women's Lives" seminar, New York Institute for the Humanities. 1991-1994, membership continues; University Seminar on Women and Society, University Seminar, Columbia University (founding member).



Yale School of Drama, MFA Program in Arts Administration n/d, 1967-1969

Radcliffe College, Harvard University: BA cum laude, 1967

Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1959-63

American Field Service Summer Exchange Student to Lahore, Pakistan, 1962


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