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John Biscello

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Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has called Taos, New Mexico home for the past twelve years. He is the author of the novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale and Raking the Dust, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag.

His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, and Kansas City Voices. Broken Land, A Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.


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John Biscello I don't really believe in it. Nor do I want to give it power to make it an obstacle. That is, when the words aren't flowing, or when I'm having…moreI don't really believe in it. Nor do I want to give it power to make it an obstacle. That is, when the words aren't flowing, or when I'm having difficulty working on whatever is my primary project or point of focus, I try to A) switch gears and work on something else, B) do work that is related to or pertains to writing in some way, shape or form, C) Sit there and put in the time even if that means squeezing out a sentence or three, at best, or staring fretfully at a blank page.

What I like (well, "like" probably isn't the right word), what I appreciate about Option C, is that regardless of results, the ritual of discipline is being strengthened, and I learn how to to sit through the dry spells and small agonies. (less)
John Biscello I am getting ready to rewrite a novel for middle-grade readers, titled Adventures of a Young Daydreamer.
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Broken Land, A Brooklyn Tale

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Freeze Tag

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This photo from Zoe Zimmerman’s elegantly empowered collection “Of Men: Strength and Vulnerability” was selected to appear in the outdoor photography exhibition The Fence 2016.Opening July 9th, where it will run for three months, in the Railyard Park in Santa Fe, NM.
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
"Great insights into the Lost Generation of writers revolving around Hemingway during Jazz Age Paris and the eccentric lives of the literati. Written in retrospect at the end of his life."
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife
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Hemingway’s classic, A Moveable Feast, is a well-stewed blend of contradictions, much like the man himself. It is a crucible of a valentine, wrapped in vellum and barbed wire. Notorious for holding grudges and for viciously estranging himself from h
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Carnet D'Amerika 2004-2005 by Erin Currier
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“To be human is to transform; to be human is to name, then name anew. I must remember the inseparable nature of word and action.” Erin Currier, November 6th, 2004

In a sense this passage became one of Erin Currier’s self-fulfilling mantras, its ethos
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The Boundary Stone by Christopher Hassett
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Hassett’s post-apocalyptic odyssey, through a fractured world of ruins and primordial reform, doubles as a valentine coded in hieroglyphics. Compelled by the nameless firelight (his “Beatrice”) that charges his heart and functions as an inner-compass ...more
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A Vagrant At The House Of Love by John Horan
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Horan's voice and style is subdued and spare--cleanly measured breaths between sentences--reinforcing the elegiac tone of the novel. Not really plot-driven, Vagrant is a haunted, meditative reverie, its arc hinging on the protagonist's obsession with ...more
Raking the Dust by John Biscello
"Blending existential realism with sensual fantasy, Alex’s mythical journey at once explores the drudgery of the hero’s daily travail while weaving in and out of peculiar realities, which upon intimate inspection, no longer seem peculiar.

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