Dark Blonde: Poems
ISBN: 1889330086
EAN13: 9781889330082
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 1, 1997
Pages: 88
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 8.8" L x 5.8" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Waring has worked as a neo-natal intensive care nurse and as Writer-in-Residence at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. Her first collection of poetry, Refuge, won the Associated Writing Program's Award for Poetry in 1989, the Washington Prize in 1991, and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 1990. Her second collection Dark Blonde received the San Francisco Poetry Center Poetry Prize and the Larry Levis Reading Prize in 1997. It was published by Louisville's Sarabande Books.

Drawing from her work as a neonatal nurse and from some more common experiences (e.g. nervous breakdowns, incest and poverty), Waring exhibits the street-smart ear and unflinching eye that made her first collection, Refuge, one of PW's Best Books of 1990. The images and headlong rhythms of these new poems exert a wide-ranging, often irresistible pull.-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Waring creates a voice that we feel we can trust to lead us to the center of an experience, maybe because her language never feels artificial but seems to grow naturally out of the situation it presents. The remarkable range of subjects and characters in Waring's poems leads to an equally remarkable variety of tones and vocabularies.-Word House, Baltimore's Literary Calendar

When Belle Waring reads her poetry, the jazz-inflected words escape her Read More chevron_right

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