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

Mela is a Pushcart Prize and three time Best of the Net nominee, and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Burning House Press, Coffin Bell, Moonchild Magazine, Yes Poetry, The San Pedro River Review, Rust+Moth, The Nassau Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, The Santa Clara Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Collective Unrest, Isacoustic, Rhythm & Bones Lit, and many more.

Her debut poetry collection, Skeleton Parade, is available with Apep Publications.

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.