Aria Cusano a NYC born creative individual currently based in LA. Dabbling in the arts from modeling, dance, and fine art, she enjoys spending time creating and translating the feelings and day dreams that galavant across her mind into beautiful works.
In addition to poetry she writes lyrics, short stories, and is currently working on her two novel length series. The first book of the first series is finished and undergoing editing and minor rewrites. Her second novel series is on hold until this process is done.
Her first poetry book was published in the winter of 2013.
Her second poetry book was published in the summer of 2015.
Her first full length novel series will be published in 2016.
She enjoys spending time listening to music while she writes, sampling fine whiskey. You can often spot her on walks through Central Park in the fall followed by wandering the museums and Public Library. Or perhaps reading while drinking gin and tonics or absinthe in the corner of whatever speakeasy she can find.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in middle school after the first real poetry unit. In sixth grade I always found myself writing in the margins of books, or on the back of tests when I had finished them. I eventually started filling a notebook I kept just for that after being scolded by teachers for my scrawlings. The notebooks eventually went into a suitcase, and scraps of papers, napkins, etc joined them. I've written thousands of poems and short stories over the years.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A steampunk/diselpunk inspired fantasy adventure, outlining and showcasing human relationships and how they grow.
Travel down the cobblestone streets of NYC in a drunken frenzy, walk down to the corner of Hollywood & Vine looking over your shoulder in fear of an old love, and wonder what is with the unknown Mass that is sitting next to you on the bed playing chess with chunks of your mind. Poetry to take you away and reveal an introspective onto the ever morphing life of the poet.