To My Beloved Heart The Last Journey of Edgar Allan Poe
'To My Beloved Heart' has been among the Official Nominees for the Saturday Visiter Awards, presented by Poe Baltimore, during the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival. This prize celebrates the publication that awarded Mr Poe in 1833 for one of his short tales, "MS. Found in a Bottle", and contributed to the launch of his career in writing.
James Marchiori was born in Italy and wanted to be a writer from an early age. He wrote his first verses at nine years old after reading in secret Edgar Allan Poe's tales and poems. He's been collecting various literary awards across Italy and Europe devoting his years between the professional and the artistic life always studying the works of his great masters from Edgar Allan Poe to Antonin Artaud, André Breton and the Surrealism era passing through Tristan Tzara and the Dadaism movement. At twenty-one years old he published his first book of selected poems with a Venetian Publishing House, thanks to which other two poetry anthologies and short stories were out before his 28th birthday. His professional career brought him around the world from London to Los Angeles and New York. Still, he never stopped writing and studying philosophy and literature, always taking tons of notes with him no matter where his job experiences were heading to. He got first a degree as Master of Arts for the Hairdressing Industry which provided him with the qualification to teach new apprentices in his country of origin, and a degree in teaching and education studies with a pedagogical endorsement later. He's also a certified sound engineer and achieved an advanced executive diploma in Private Investigations with particular insights of Criminal Psychology and Commercial Espionage. He's been writing songs and playing gigs as a front man in various bands while achieving a significant source of gratification being awarded at the European Parliament in Brussels for one of his poems in 2002. His studies always continue led by the passion for the French Symbolism with Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarmè and likewise with Byron, Blake, Keats. He conceived a novel dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe because he wanted him to be considered above all a man with an anguished soul and a genius mind. Hence, over these past years, he collected notes about his life and did an extensive analysis of the nineteenth-century geographical and historical scenario. Once completed the full manuscript, he was first published by an Italian Publishing House in 2015 and got very positive reviews and feedback. In 2018, the second novel in Italian which is an atypical work being an autobiography/diary about his whole life and career as a talented artistic director in the hairdressing industry and celebrities hairdresser; a book as an expression of his original essence and substance. In the same year, a special edition of collected poems on the Italian marketplace. Since 2018, that very first novel celebrating Edgar Allan Poe and the Gothic fiction is on sale worldwide and got him a nomination for the 'Saturday Visiter Awards' powered by the Poe Baltimore Association. 2019 was the debut for his first English anthology of collected poems. He's currently working on a crime story set in Dublin, Ireland, with fragments of Gothic, occult and supernatural elements. 2020 will see the release of his first sci-fi novel 'Adrian', whose book cover and blurb will be soon revealed. Bohemia incarnate, a soul devoted to surrealism and poetry.