Dark Blonde: Poems
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
Frequently Asked Questions About Dark Blonde: Poems
How long does it take to read Dark Blonde: Poems?
It takes about 4 Hours and 22 minutes on average for a reader to read Dark Blonde: Poems. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
How long is Dark Blonde: Poems?
Dark Blonde: Poems is 88 pages long.
- Who wrote Dark Blonde: Poems?
Books like Dark Blonde: Poems
What should you read after Dark Blonde: Poems Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved Dark Blonde: Poems
Other american books you might enjoy
Book Reviews (0)
No customer reviews for the moment.