Our next Featured Artist - Mela Blust!


Please welcome our newest Featured Artist (and coiner of our AHP collective noun, ‘wildlings’)!

Mela Blust is a moonchild, and has always had an affinity for the darkness. She lives in relative harmony with a lovable beast and a tiny star girl.

She is a poet, a painter, a sculptor, and a jeweler.

She has been writing poetry since she was a child. Her work has appeared in Isacoustic, Rust+Moth, Anti Heroin Chic, The Rust Belt Review, and more, And is forthcoming in The Nassau Review, Rhythm & Bones Lit, The Sierra Nevada Review, and The Bitter Oleander, among others.

You can find more of her work at www.melablust.com and connect with her on Twitter @melablust

Over the next week, Mela will be sharing some of her stunning poetry with us, accompanied by a selection of her visual art and photography. Today we introduce her with a beautiful previously unpublished poem.

life breath go walk poem

small mouths beg as the god prays to her


morning whistles in through the eaves, carrying the scent of

ripe fruits -

some exotic blossom to sink teeth into

covered in a light dusting of

the daily news

blaring through thin stucco

the streets are alive with paper

bringing everyone from their abodes

miniature birds peck at crumbs

of disbelief

ashes are bottles and prayers are whispered into the ears of


fingers bring meat and milk to lips, feet drum on asphalt

screams echo into twilight, taillights signify the end or

the beginning or the middle of the story and all is just

another page

all is turning