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John Biscello

Author's Bio

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet and playwright, John Biscello, has called Taos, New Mexico home for the past ten years. He was the co-founder and editor of Venus Envy, an art and literary magazine. He has staged four of his full-length plays and a trio of one-acts in Taos, the latest being an urban vaudeville tragedy titled: THE BEST MEDICINE. His fiction and poetry have appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, and The Iconoclast. He is the author of Broken Land: A Brooklyn Tale, and Freeze Tag. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Broken Land, A Brooklyn Tale (CSF Publishing, 2012), Freeze Tag (CSF Publishing, 2012), iNudes (CSF Publishing, 2012)
Journals:
Caper Literary Journal, nth position, Ophelia Street, polyphony online, The Wanderlust Review
Prizes:
Cutting Edge Artist Award (from the Vault)

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
A Moveable Feast, Cathedral, Tropic of Cancer, Steppenwolf, Fear of Flying, Desolation Angels, I Was Amelia Earhart, The History of Love, The New York Trilogy, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, Post Office, Ask the Dust, The House on Mango Street, Wide Sargasso Sea, Good Morning Midnight, Mysteries, Hunger
Favorite Authors:
Jean Rhys, Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Knut Hamsun, Paul Auster, Dylan Thomas, Jane Mendelsohn, Jack Kerouac, Anais Nin, Julio Cortazar, Herman Hesse, Sandra Cisneros, William Saroyan, John Fante, Charles Bukowski,

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Listing last updated: January 20, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Italian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
Brooklyn, NY

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