Dustin Pickering is founder of Transcendent Zero Press, a literary publisher based in Houston, Texas. He is editor-in-chief of Harbinger Asylum, an award-nominated journal for poetry and the arts. He is the author of multiple small collections of poetry including Salt and Sorrow (Chitrangi Publishers, Kolkata, India), Knows No End (Hawakal Publishers, Kolkata, India), The Alderman: spurious conversations with Jim Morrison (Alien Buddha Press, USA), and The Daunting Ephemeral (Transcendent Zero Press, USA). His collection of flash wisdom A Matter of Degrees (Hawakal Publishers, Kolkata, India) attempts to bring concepts of beauty toward Platonism. He was a feature at Public Poetry in 2013. He is an editor of the bestselling anthology Selfhood: Varieties of Experience (with KIriti Sengupta). He is a public speaker, an events coordinator, and enjoys creating art and music as well as reading. He lives in Houston, Texas.