My name is Robert Frasco. I grew up in West Paterson, NJ which is now known as Woodland Park. As a young teenager, I realized during my early high school experiences that writing was my outlet for my thoughts, my feelings, my anger, my jubilation. My everything. Although there have certainly been periods when the ink has been too dry to put it to paper and collect my thoughts, writing has really been a mainstay throughout my adult life. I am happy, anxious and excited to share my first collection with you and hope that you will enjoy and perhaps relate along the way to the journey that is heart(less).
When did you first start writing?
It feels like I've been writing since I learned how to write but if I had to pinpoint a time, I'd say it was during high school. High school is when you start to come into your own and really realize what you like, what you don't and some of your viewpoints become more shaped. For me, it's when I really started to tap into my thoughts and put them on paper. The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed the release but I also loved reading them back and have it feel like my words came to life in a poem.
What's the story behind your latest book?
heart(less) is poetry collection. It has two halves to it- basically the up and the down of a relationship or romantic life. It captures the thoughts, the feelings, the emotion, the hope, the regret, the ideas of what one may think or experience during a relationship. These poems are my thoughts and feelings during the good times and the bad.
This poetry collection explores the feelings, thoughts and emotions of two sides of a relationship. The first half is titled "heart" and it encompasses the trajectory of positive emotion from new love to captured memories. The 2nd half, titled "less", is quite the opposite. This half will take you through the thoughts of a love slipped away and the acceptance of failure.