Based in Nashville, Tenn., Dana Malone is a member of the Appalachian Writers Workshop and the recipient of the 2020 poetry prize for Waxing & Waning/April Gloaming Press. Her chapbook, Mother. Grave. Ghost., was published by Finishing Line Press in December 2022. Her work was featured in the 2022 Women Speak of Women of Appalachia Project™, and she recently completed a residency for ArtWire, a collaboration of the Porch Writers Collective and OZ Arts Nashville, as well as two residencies with the Sundress Academy for the Arts. She is a long-time host and curator of Writings on the Wall: A Poetry Experience (suspended for the pandemic), and she has been the featured poet for such series as Poetry in the Brew, Poetry in the Boro, Black Dog Poetry Open Mic, and events at the Free Nashville Poetry Library. Dana’s work has appeared on the NPR-supported podcast, Versify; in Number One, Wordpeace (Best of the Net Nominee, 2018), Native, and several anthologies; on a Metro Nashville WeGo bus and bus shelter; on the stages of Tennessee Women’s Theater Project; and through #MusicCitySingsAt6, where she has posted a song in service to her community almost every day since March 2020. During the pandemic, Dana appeared in two feature films produced by Like a Blot from the Blue, Scotland. A graduate of Furman University (B.A. English literature) and Tennessee State University (M.A. English, with creative thesis), Dana has taught creative writing at Tennessee State University and Watkins Design of Art, Design & Film. She also has led ekphrastic writing workshops at Frist Art Museum.