Belezza, Dario

POET (ITALY)
BORN 5 Sep 1944, Roma, Lazio - DIED 31 Mar 1996, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6

Dario Belezza graduated from a liceo classico in 1962. He worked for several literary magazines, among them "Nuovi argomenti". In 1971 his poem "Invettive e licenze" was published. The poem was expressing a desire for death and it was praised by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975).

He collaborated with the publisher Pellicanolibri. In his own work he describes the difficulties of homosexual life in Rome. In 1976 he won the Viareggio prize for "Morte segreta" and in 1991 the Gatto prize was awarded him for "Invettive e licenze". The Montale prize followed in 1994 for "L'avversario" and in the same year he won the Fondi la Postora prize for his play "Ordalia della croce".

He died in 1996 of AIDS. After his death a poetry prize was established that bears his name.

Related persons
• knew Moravia, Alberto

Images

The grave of Dario Belezza at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (27 Feb 2015)

 

Sources
Dario Bellezza - Wikipedia


Bell, Henry Thomas Mackenzie

Published: 14 Jan 2018
Last update: 14 Jan 2018