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  • Moore Discusses Controversial “The Bishop’s Daughter” on March 3

    February 18, 2011

    Author Honor Moore comes to campus for a reading and discussion of The Bishop’s Daughter, her acclaimed memoir, on March 3. The book tells the story of "a complex father and a complex daughter," Moore says, while revealing with emotional nuance the bisexual life of that father, Paul Moore, Jr., the Episcopal bishop of New York from 1972 to 1989 and father of nine. Publication in 2008 heightened the debate around homosexuality in the Episcopal Church, which ordained its first openly gay bishop in 2003.   

    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 a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2009, Library of America published Poems from the Women’s Movement, an anthology edited by Honor Moore, and in 2010 the Feminist Press published Honor’s translation of Taslima Nasrin’s Revenge. Her biography, The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, was published in 1996. She is also author of three collections of poems.

    This public event, which takes place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in Wyckoff Auditorium, is sponsored by the Departments of Communication, Creative Writing,English, History, and Women Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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