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John Biscello

Author's Bio

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, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. Broken Land, A Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year. Visit his website at: johnbiscello.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Raking the Dust (The Zharmae Publishing Press, 2016), Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale (The Zharmae Publishing Press, 2015), i-nudes (CSF Publishing, 2014), 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) Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year His short story,"Limb," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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: April 8, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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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