Belle Waring (1951-2015)

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Belle Waring (1951 - 2015) is the author of two poetry collections: Refuge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990), which won the Associated Writing Programs' Award in 1989 and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 1990; and Dark Blonde (Sarabande Books, 1997), which won the 1997 Poetry Center Book Award (San Francisco State University) and the Larry Levis Prize in 1998. She received fellowships from the NEA, the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Trained as a registered nurse, she worked for many years as a librarian and science writer at the National Institutes of Health.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: 5 poems, Summer 2003, http://washingtonart.com/beltway/waring.html; DC Places Issue, Summer 2006: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/waring2.html "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress," interview with Grace Cavalieri: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/avfiles/waring_cybulski.mp3

written by Kim Roberts, February 2015

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