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Dustin Pickering is the founder of Transcendent Zero Press and editor-in-chief of Harbinger Asylum. He won a poetry contest in 5th grade and was introduced to Shel Silverstein by his teacher. He is the author of several poetry collections including Salt and Sorrow, The Daunting Ephemeral, The Future of Poetry is NOW: Bones Picking at Death's Howl, Knows No End, The Alderman: spurious conversations with Jim Morrison, and a work on aesthetics called A Matter of Degrees. His favorite poets and writers are Frederico Garcia Lorca, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Henry Miller, W. H. Auden, Frank O'Hara, Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, among many others. He edited the bestselling Selfhood: Varieties of Experience with Kiriti Sengupta.
Z.M. Wise is a proud Illinois native from Chicago, poet, essayist, co-editor and poetry activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He is co-owner and co-editor of Transcendent Zero Press, an independent publishing house for poetry that produces an international quarterly journal known as Harbinger Asylum. He has published four full length books of poetry, including: 'Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock!' (MavLit Press), 'The Wandering Poet' (Transcendent Zero Press), 'Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems' (Weasel Press), and 'Cuentos de Amor' (Red Ferret Press). Besides poetry and other forms of writing, his other passions/interests include professional voice acting, singing/lyricism/songwriting, playing a few instruments, fitness, and reading.