Category Archives: Publications

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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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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Proxy Among the Spiders

Review of Jean Fremon’s Now, Now, Louison, a “life imagined” of the artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeois. There once was a little girl named Louise. Sweet, endangered, watchful and tragic, this little girl, who in her permeable nomenclature was also … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

In honor of National Poetry Month (and April’s Fool’s Day) I will be giving away ten digital copies of my poetry collection, Arclight, to the first ten respondees. To request a copy, email me: johnbiscello@gmail.com. Cheers, and in the immortal … Continue reading

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The Emissary

My review of Yoko Tawada’s dystopic delight, The Emissary, a.k.a., The Last Children of Tokyo. I have seen the future and it’s murder — Leonard Cohen, “The Future” Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Death walks into a bar, wielding … Continue reading

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Review Copies of Arclight

Dear Citizens of the Blogverse: My debut poetry collection, Arclight, will be released in mid-February by Indie Blu(e) Publishing. I am offering a limited number of advance digital copies to readers who may be interested in reviewing the book (on … Continue reading

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Claim for the Meek

Poem from Arclight. Coming this February from Indie Blu(e) Publishing. I do not want to see the face of God. I want to see her mask, where and for whom it cracked, the causal history of lines and fissures, want to … Continue reading

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Arclight

Cover reveal for my debut poetry collection, Arclight. Coming this February by Indie Blu(e) Publishing.    

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