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, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, 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. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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