Individual Author Record
Name: Beth Copeland VargoPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author lives in Cary, McHenry county, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationBeth Copeland Vargo received the 1999 Bright Hill Press National Poetry Book Award for her book, ''Traveling Through Glass''. As a child she lived in Japan, India and the United States, and her poems reflect themes and traditions of both the East and the West. Her poems have been published in ''Atlanta Review'', ''Carolina Quarterly'', ''The Mid-America Poetry Review'', ''Phoebe'', ''Rhino'', and other literary magazines, and have received awards from ''Arts & Letters'', ''Atlanta Review'','' New Millenium Writings'', ''Peregrine'' and ''Writers Digest''. She is a recipient of a 2002 Finalist Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council and 2001 Ethel Fortner Writer and Community Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina. Vargo holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. She is employed as a museum curator and freelance writer.
''Traveling Thorugh Glass'', Bright Hill Press, 2000