The Daunting Ephemeral

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About the author:
Dustin D. Pickering is owner of the small independent publishing company Transcendent Zero Press. In three years, he has found himself hosting open mics at two venues. He began as "just another reader" at local venues, and has since been a Special Guest Poet at Austin International Poetry Festival in 2013, was published in their anthology di-verse-city in that year, and has been nominated for a National Poetry Award for Harbinger Asylum as best magazine of the year--2013. He is a schizophrenic who lost a decade of his life to mental illness and its struggles, but has manages to rebound from it ecstatically. His poetry reflects those dark times and the struggle of trying to understand the affliction. He graduated high school at O'Connell High School in 1999.

The Daunting Ephemeral

Authored by Dustin Pickering

The Daunting Ephemeral explores the quirky and creative side of life, and embraces spirituality from a humanistic worldview. Pickering misappropriates the language of religion and some of its history to ask the reader if our conceptions of the divine are overly simple, and if we can embrace awe and mystery without compunction. Pickering's first full-length collection of poems also includes The Vanishing Point, a short chapbook published in 2012. The author pursues questions most people are afraid to ask: "If God exists, why do I not believe?" The Daunting Ephemeral will not answer life's mysteries, but it will provide a backdrop for curiosity, imagination, and struggle. It will ask the reader to stare deeply into the eyes of the Unknown-- and ask if it is truly the Unknown, does it truly know it is?

Publication Date:
149492630X / 9781494926304
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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