Z.M. Wise

Rookie - 217 Points (Wheeling, IL)

Biography of Z.M. Wise

Z.M. Wise is a Chicago-based poet, co-editor and poetry activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He has been a written-word poet for almost two decades and a spoken-word poet for four years. He was selected to be a performer in the Word Around Town Tour in 2013, a Houston citywide tour. 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, with his dear friend and founder Dustin Pickering. The journal was nominated Best Poetry Journal in 2013 at the National Poetry Awards. He has published three full length collections of poetry, including: 'Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock! ' (MavLit Press) , 'The Wandering Poet' (Transcendent Zero Press) , and 'Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems' (Weasel Press) . Other than these three collections, his poems have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. The motto that keeps him going: POETRY LIVES! Mr. Wise will make sure to spread that message and the love of poetry, making sure it remains vibrant for the rest of his days and beyond.

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.

Z.M. Wise's Works:

'Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock! ' (MavLit Press)

'The Wandering Poet' (Transcendent Zero Press)

'Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems' (Weasel Press)

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