The Writing Life

Sneak-peek into the process:
I always write by hand, with my F-402 ballpoint pn (black ink), in one-subject spiral notebooks, the cheap kind that come in different colors (mostly I go with red, purple and yellow, occasionally blue or black, never green). In that my handwriting has grown exponentially more glyphic, I try and transcribe from page to screen as quickly as possible, giving myself a better chance of being able to decipher what it is I’ve written. My trasnlation rate of success for myself remains pretty high, and what I lose in translation I trust will later return in other runs of text or reimagined forms.
This is a poem-in-progress, “The New Romantics.”
The writing life is a beautiful thing, something to which I have long been devoted and do my best to honor, word by miraculous word.

 

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001. He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.
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