BORN 5 Sep 1944, Roma, Lazio - DIED 31 Mar 1996, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Seconda, 9.28)
Dario Bellezza 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.
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