Belov Dmitry Ivanovich is a poet of Russian origin, who became famous for the most part thanks to a cycle of poems called "Working Songs" and a collection in the poetic form "May in the Heart". Among other things, Dmitry was closely acquainted with the legendary poet Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin. For several years, young people corresponded with each other.
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The future poet was born on November 8 (according to the Julian calendar - October 26), 1900, in the Ivanovo-Ascension province, the village of Andreevskoye. Little is known about Dmitry Belov’s early years. It can be reliably said that the future poet lived in a poor peasant family. Later Belov Dmitry changed his place of residence and settled in the village of Tezino. When he grew up, he went to work. At the time of his youth, Belov was a shepherd, and later completely got a job as a worker in a local factory. During the revolution, Dmitry Belov joined the ranks of the Red Army. There he rose to the rank of commander.
Beginning of a creative career
The beginning of literary activity was laid in 1920. It was then that Dmitry Belov worked in the local Ivanovo-Ascension newspaper under the name "Bow". In parallel with this, the poet was published in quite popular magazines such as Komsomoliya, New Life, and Krasnaya Niva. However, this did not last long. Indeed, soon Belov Dmitry Ivanovich was forced to leave the newspaper.
During the years 1921-1923, the poet was a member of the Kinesham County Committee of the RCP (B.). Nevertheless, Belov does not forget about creativity. In his free time, he wields the word and continues to write his poems. It is worth noting that Dmitry Belov, despite his own inexperience in the literary plan, wrote quite worthy works that were popular. To prove this, one can cite at least the fact that the work of a promising poet was highly appreciated by the famous Soviet writer and laureate of the Stalin Prize - Alexander Serafimovich.
Belov Dmitry continued to create, and soon he became a prominent figure in the literary community. For example, the well-known Soviet art critic Mikhail Sokolnikov devoted a whole article to the young poet in a journal entitled "Literature of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky Territory." In it, he wrote that Dmitry Belov is a real nugget that has been leaked to Russian literature from factories and villages. The critic was greatly impressed by the cycle of poems and poems entitled "The Underground for Children." Sokolnikov was impressed by the innocence and kind, childish naivete that this work is saturated with.
In 1920, Belov’s poetry collection entitled “At the Turn” was published, which contained the cycle “Working Poems”, which brought great popularity to its author. The cycle included such poems as "The Beep Roars Again", "The plant gave me violent power ...", "Chew, shimmer ...". These works became real Soviet classics.
In 1927, a new collection of Belov’s poems, May in the Heart, was released. In it, the poet in every possible way sang the village and dreamed that once the unbridled land would turn into a well-kept agricultural corner.
Acquaintance with Yesenin
The poetry of Sergei Yesenin greatly influenced the work of Belov. When Dmitry was a student at a party school, he became closely acquainted with the legendary poet. After Belov left the institution in 1924, he continued to communicate with Yesenin by correspondence. When the great poet died, Dmitry Belov published in the local newspaper "Working Land" his new poem "In memory of Sergei Yesenin."
In 1926, the disease crippled Belov. He became seriously ill and for a long time was treated first in Ivanovo, and then in Leningrad. Despite this, the disease took its toll. Dmitry Belov died on April 4, 1942.