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Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native currently residing in a small town in New York where she is a wife and mother of two. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. She is the author of three collections, including Wayward Lines (RawArt Press, 2015), the chapbooks Forgetting Aesop (Bandini Books, LLC, 2011), Naked Animal (Flutter Press, 2012) and My Father Had a Daughter (Alabaster Leaves Publishing,  2013), Hatched from Bone (Flutter Press, 2014), On This and That (Bitterzoet Press, 2015), On Coming of Age and Stitches (Origami Poems Project, 2014), Strangest Sea (Porkbelly Press, 2015), Beautiful Wreckage (Flutter Press, 2015), Unsent (Origami Poems Project, 2015), The Peace of Wild Things (Porkbelly Press, 2015), Knee Deep in Bone, (forthcoming Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2015) and Birds Never Sing in Caves (forthcoming, Dancing Girl Press, 2015), the novelette Finger : Knuckle : Palm (LucidPlay Publishing, 2014), an experimental memoir, prosthesis (Lummox Press, 2014 print) and (Zoetic Press, electronic, forthcoming 2015), and the crime novella, Dark Water (Number 13 Press, 2015). She is the founder of ELJ Publications, LLC, a small press with big things to offer, home of Emerge Literary Journal, scissors & spackle, Amethyst Arsenic, The J.J. Outre Review, Wild Horses, Turn : Turn : Turn and Wood Becomes Bone.