Mela Blust is a moonchild, and has always had an affinity for the darkness. She is a trauma survivor, and a mother. She has been writing poetry since she was a child.

Since seeking publication just over a year ago, Mela’s work has been nominated twice for Best Of The Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Isacoustic, Rust+Moth, Anti Heroin Chic, Califragile, Tilde Journal, Mad Swirl, Setu Magazine, Rhythm & Bones Lit, The Nassau Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, South Broadway Ghost Society, The Stray Branch, South Florida Poetry Journal, Collective Unrest, and many more.

Her debut poetry collection, Skeleton Parade, is forthcoming with Apep Publications in September 2019.

She is Head Publicist and Social Media Manager for Animal Heart Press, a contributing editor for Barren Magazine, and a poetry reader for The Rise Up Review.

She can be followed at https://twitter.com/melablust.