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A Termination


Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. ET The New School, ROOM A-407 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

On Wednesday, May 1, join Honor Moore for a special preview and reading of her new memoir A Termination, forthcoming from A Public Space Books in August. Honor Moore will be joined by A Public Space editor Brigid Hughes for a conversation about the editing process and how her act of resistance shaped and allowed who she became. The reading and conversation will be introduced by Robert Polito. 

This event will be held in person at the New School. Registration is required.

Honor Moore

is the author of seven books, including the memoirs The Bishop's Daughter and Our Revolution, a Mother and Daughter at Midcentury and three collections of poems. For the Library of America, she edited Poems from the Women's Movement and Women's Liberation: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution and Still Can! She lives in New York City, where she teaches in the MFA program at the New School.

Brigid Hughes

is the founder and editor of the literary and arts magazine A Public Space and A Public Space Books. She teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

A Termination

In 1969, Honor Moore was twenty-three, a theater student yearning for love and working for radical change, but studying administration and keeping secret, even from herself, her wish to imagine the world by becoming a poet. There was an older lover, a professor, and, with another man, an unwanted sexual encounter. That spring, she had an abortion.

Framing the story is a self-portrait of the author fifty-five years later, a woman with a sexual past, a poet who has made her own way. A lyric, searching memoir, A Termination asks what it means to write with full honesty about one's life—to explore who we were, and how our choices shape and allow who we become.

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