Refuge

Belle Waring


Refuge

Refuge

  • Title: Refuge
  • Author: Belle Waring
  • ISBN: 9780822954415
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback



Winner of the 1989 Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry Waring s poems forcibly avoid the workshop warp From the opening, her language lashes Anyone would be convinced of both her originality and her toughness Waring uses tactics that women singers have known about for a long time the balm of the work song and the empowering sounds a brassy Winner of the 1989 Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry Waring s poems forcibly avoid the workshop warp From the opening, her language lashes Anyone would be convinced of both her originality and her toughness Waring uses tactics that women singers have known about for a long time the balm of the work song and the empowering sounds a brassy belter makes as she sings of a tough life that earns her a living Voice Literary Supplement


Recent Comments "Refuge"

Smart and sassy, some would say brassy. Tough and hip. The word metallic did come to mind. These poems have hard edges. They're bright and shiny, can withstand the elements. A unique voice, consistent throughout the volume and very different from the poetry I've been reading lately. Maybe that's what the Voice Literary Supplement reviewer means by saying that the poems "forcibly avoid the workshop warp." Some difficult subjects are covered here. The speaker has been sexually molested by her fath [...]

Really, really great. Arguably better than her excellent Dark Blonde, because the tone of these poems is more consistent and appropriate to their subject matter. Waring has that essential poet's ear, an understanding of the rhythms of spoken language that make the dialogue in these pieces real and believable.Also, despite a rather undeserved reputation for being sort of low rent, and prefering the vernacular and the every day to the academic or theoretical, I learned no fewer than four new vocab [...]

See review for Dark Blonde. This is her earlier work.

I took an unforgettable class with Belle Waring while I was a student at Pitt. The poems are every bit as memorable as she is.

Waring's poetry is gritty. She's not afraid to write about uncomfortable subjects.


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