Alien Buddha Zine Interview

Thank you to Red Focks at Alien Buddha Press for conducting an interview with me in issue 3 of his zine. I had an opportunity to discuss several subjects, including what I do here with 17Numa and Songs of Selah. An excerpt from my forthcoming book, Of Sand and Sugar, also appears in the new issue. Copies are available here on Amazon…

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A Novel Idea/Crema Espresso Gourmet

I’m excited about the opportunity to read selections from my book, Happy Hour Hallelujah, this evening at Crema Espresso Gourmet in Dunwoody, Georgia as one of the featured authors for A Novel Idea.

A Novel Idea (February 5, 2019)

Copies of Happy Hour Hallelujah are available at the link provided below through CTU Publishing. If you enjoy my work, please pick up your copy today. Thank you!

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Best of the North Georgia Mountains

I’m stoked that “Rhyme and Reason” appears in the new issue of Best of the North Georgia Mountains. The poem is an excerpt from my latest book, Abstract Visions of Light (Alien Buddha Press, 2018). If you enjoy my work, please consider ordering a copy here today…

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I was interviewed by Lora Dillard Bunch for an earlier edition of Best of the North Georgia Mountains some time back. The online version of that issue can be read here…

Rust Belt Review/A Novel Idea/Abstract Visions of Light

I’m thankful to have two poems included in the debut issue of Rust Belt Review launched recently by Jay Miner. Copies are available here:

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I had a great time recently reading a selection of work from Abstract Visions of Light in Roswell, Georgia at the monthly event, A Novel Idea. My performance from the night is up here on YouTube:


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Setu: Western Voices Special Edition (February 2019)

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Setu: A Bilingual Journal of Literature

February 2019

Western Voices

Special Edition


Submission Guidelines:

Please send 3-5 previously unpublished poems

12 point Times New Roman

Attached as Word Document

Include a 100 word or less bio


Write “Western Voices Edition – Your Name” in the subject line

Deadline is February 20, 2019


Submissions should be addressed to both:



We look forward to receiving and reading your work!



Scott Thomas Outlar

Guest Editor


Visit for regular edition guidelines and to access past issues.

Songs of Selah: Transcendent Zero Press

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On the latest episode of Songs of Selah I had the pleasure of interviewing the publishers of Transcendent Zero Press, Dustin Pickering and Z.M. Wise. An archive of that conversation can be listened to here…

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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 came to writing naturally. 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 reads books on many subjects including history, political science, genetics, philosophy, psychology, and theology. He started playing guitar at age 13 and still enjoys it. After learning every Nirvana song, he turned to inventing his own music. He has also illustrated for two books released by Alien Buddha Press.  He edited the bestselling Selfhood: Varieties of Experience with Kiriti Sengupta. Currently he is preparing a collection of love poetry called Epiphanies and Sudden Realizations of Love with the editor, Claudine Nash.

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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). Other than these four books, his poems have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. 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. 

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Alms of Ouroboros

Thank you to Ian Chung at Eunoia Review for publishing this excerpt from my forthcoming book, Of Sand and Sugar.

Eunoia Review

Those politics
will eat you for breakfast
and leave the empty plate
smeared with grease

That’s not God in your needle
That’s not love in your message
That’s not virtue in your stained glass
That’s not power in your eyes

I can see you
the same way I
can see straight through myself

just another tail
chasing itself
around the cycle
we have suffered
and survived before

Mounds of dirt
vials of blood
bones and ash
piled atop the earth


are all
sooner or later
kissed by their sacrifices
and smashed
by the hands of time

That’s not gold in your teeth
That’s not love in your mission
That’s not honor in your oilfields
This is not your reaping of wheat

This is a reprint of work originally published in Dissident Voice.

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