Mela Blust is a poet from the south, who currently resides in rural Pennsylvania. She has always had an affinity for darkness. Her work has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, The Nassau Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, and many others. She is Head Publicist and Social Media Manager for Animal Heart Press, as well as a Contributing Editor for Barren Magazine. She is on Twitter as @melablust.