Mela Blust lives in Pennsylvania but her heart is on a tropical island somewhere in the Carribbean. She has always had an affinity for very dark things. Her work has appeared in Isacoustic, Rust+Moth, Anti Heroin Chic, Abstract Magazine, The Magnolia Review, Mad Swirl, Califragile, Little Rose Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Third Wednesday Magazine, i am not a silent poet, and Nixes Mate Review, and is forthcoming in The Silk Road Review, Rhythm & Bones Lit, and Ink in Thirds.