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Mel Belin papers

Identifier: MS2247

Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of three manuscripts. Two are poetry and one is a novel in verse. All are written by Mel Belin.


  • undated

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Historical or Biographical Note

Mel Belin is a Washington area writer. His first book of poetry poetry, titled Flesh That Was Chrysalis, is published by The Word Works, Inc., in their Capital Collection, which features outstanding writers in the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Belin was winner of Potomac Review's third annual poetry competition and a runner-up in Antietam Review's annual competition. His work has appeared nationwide in magazines and journals, including Midstream, Poet Lore, Connecticut River Review, Phoebe, The Cape Rock, Jewish Spectator, and numerous others. He is an attorney and poet who resides in Arlington, Virginia, and works in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in coal country in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, he studied at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, and George Washington University, where he received a J.D. in Law.


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Language of Materials



This collection includes poetry and a novel in verse written by Mel Belin.

Collection Organization

This collection is not divided into series.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mel Belin.

Guide to the Mel Belin papers, 1988-2008
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America