The Bishop’s Daughter
The Bishop's Daughter:
by Honor Moore
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Honor Moore could be said to walk barefoot on broken glass in her poems as well as in accounts of her family history, as though discovering hidden truths were a searing ordeal. Pain is a dark radiance in Moore’s work, but it is subsumed by the strong current of her curiosity, by compassionate analysis, and by pleasure in expressing complex feelings in supple language. And not only are her tales of family dramatic and provocative, they also compose a microcosm of American history.
In the biography The White Blackbird (1996), Moore portrayed her maternal grandmother, Margarett Sargent, an accomplished modernist painter brought down by manic depression and alcoholism. Following two nervy and sensuous poetry collections, Darling (2001) and Red Shoes (2005), which offer frank insights into her complex inheritance,
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