Intense and charmingly erotic, this new volume from Lyn Lifshin explores female personas including Enheduanna and Leda’s daughter. In this collection, Lifshin’s ‘barbaric yawp’ asserts its independence once again. This series of poems claims unfamiliar territory for the” queen of the small presses”. #AliveLikeALoadedGun is a stunning poetic journey brought to life by Transcendent Zero Press. As seen in Poets and Writers! Click the image to order from Amazon.
“In this new genre of ‘Flash Wisdom’ this book takes us gently and boldly into everyday life to scrutinize the beliefs we work out of, often with a touch of ironic humor that leads us to laugh at our foibles and brings us into a deeper understanding of what salvation might mean today.” — Dr. Mary Madec [Ireland]
We accept ten or fewer manuscripts for publication a year. Harbinger Asylum is a quarterly journal with a strong faith in community kinship, and we might have one of the highest rates of acceptance in the literary community. I would say, roughly 60 percent of submissions.
PUBLISHER OF HARBINGER ASYLUM
For submissions or manuscript review, please direct inquiries to:
Dustin Pickering, Editor-in-Chief: Editor@transcendentzeropress.org
Z. M. Wise, Assistant Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscriptions are $35! Make checks payable to
Transcendent Zero Press.
Mailing address: Dustin Pickering, Editor, 16429 El Camino Real Apt. 7, Houston, TX 77062
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For the visual experience, interviews with our crew and exciting outtakes, see Z.M. Wise’s youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ZMthePoet
You can also watch events and performances at Dustin Pickering’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/redandgreenoverarms
The Daunting Ephemeral by Dustin Pickering,
founder of Transcendent Zero Press
“Literature is a branch of art that uses writing– based on particulars– to grasp meaningful general subject matter. It reaches a broad scope of topics and styles, and seeks to encompass universal themes. It uses direct means to enrapture the imagination and sometimes to moralize about life and human behavior. Literature engages the reader with a unique perspective and often attempts to make the reader pause and reflect.”
–Dustin D. Pickering, founder
Transcendent Zero Press began in a small apartment in Houston, Texas. Its first steps were taken as a poetry and arts magazine called Harbinger Asylum in the month of September 2010. This has long been a dream of founder Dustin Pickering. When Pickering met Z. M. Wise, an aspiring poet, at Barnes and Noble he shared the most recent issue of Harbinger Asylum with him. Nothing was expected of the exchange. When a local poet could not make a featured reading at Coffee Oasis (later to become Soho, and even later to shut down completely), Pickering invited Wise to substitute. Dustin has always believed in the underdog who wants to put his foot in the door, but is either too intimidated or shy. The relationship between Wise and Pickering has developed into one of professional mutual advantage, one of Wise becoming partners in the business.
Z. M. Wise has emerged as a talented young voice in the Houston arts community, a respected partner in business and adventurer for the magazine, and a good confidante for important decisions. Transcendent Zero Press is seeking artists for publication, wordsmiths and also painters and artists of images. We have ideas for our community of poets. We wish to bless them with honorable, rich words from international as well as local writers. We are seeking to increase exposure to the Houston arts scene, and keep it fresh. If you would like to be considered for our publication or for manuscript review, you will find our contact emails above. Please see our archives for samples of writing published in Harbinger Asylum.
Poetry books? We got ’em! From Marcie Eanes to henry 7. reneau, jr.
And if y’all need other poetry titles?