Category Archives: Prose

Gusty Winds May Exist

Gusty Winds May Exist. This was the sign I saw on the highway when driving back from Albuquerque. Gusty Winds May Exist. Which, speculatively insinuates, they may also not exist. A climate conundrum and barometric riddle to challenge everything you thought you knew about … Continue reading

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Devils in Daylight

Review of Junichiro Tanizaki’s Devils in Daylight appearing in Riot Material. “I would call back at least for literature this world of shadows we are losing. In the mansion called literature I would have the eaves deep and the walls dark, … Continue reading

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Raising Cuckoo Awareness

Ballad of the Cuckoos is a short film I wrote, which I will be directing. Please visit our page and subscribe to our email list and follow the evolution of our film. Or, if you are into what it is we … Continue reading

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Ballad of the Cuckoos

Our little-cuckoo-that-could is beginning to stir its wings. The pre-launch page for our Indiegogo campaign, which will launch in September, is now live. Please visit the page and subscribe to our email list (it’s free and easy) and follow the … Continue reading

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Still Life w/ Cuckoos

Meet Marilyn and James. Film stills from Ballad of the Cuckoos. Indiegogo campaign launching soon. Stay tuned.  

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Arclight in the Gyroscope Review

Review of Arclight appearing in the Gyroscope Review. “Arclight, by poet John Biscello, is an intriguing book brimming with possibilities. The book is divided into six diverse sections that carry themes through each section and tie them together with spirituality and … Continue reading

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Cuckoo

  Surreal torch song meets Laurel and Hardy in the Twilight Zone in this short film set in a one-room universe. Cuckoo-for-Cinema fundraising campaign coming soon, as we begin the intial stages in our inspired flight into the wild celluloid … Continue reading

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A Girl Goes Into the Forest

Review of Pel Alford Pursell’s A Girl Goes Into the Forest. In the dream I was sitting with my mother in a restaurant lobby, waiting to be seated for dinner. The hostess came over, asked me my name, which I … Continue reading

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Biscello & Badalamenti at the Rose City Book Pub

June 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212   Portland’s new chill-n-chat literary hotspot, the Rose City Book Pub, will host Unsolicited Press authors, John Biscello and Frances Badalamenti, who will be reading from their respective … Continue reading

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Working Class Super Hero

(Excerpt from Raking the Dust) Monday morning.  I sat in my yard, drank coffee and flipped through the newspaper, eventually making my way to the section I had been avoiding: the classifieds. With perfunctory listlessness I circled the jobs that … Continue reading

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