Writer, editor, and logophile, Dayna Patterson makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her MFA from Western Washington University, where she served as the managing editor of Bellingham Review. She is the poetry editor for Exponent II Magazine and the founding editor-in-chief of Psaltery & Lyre.
Her literary obsessions include poetry and spirituality, and women in Shakespeare. She is currently working on two collections of poetry, Letters to My Polygamous Ancestors, poems about her genealogical and spiritual inheritance, and O Lady, Speak Again, poems that creatively reimagine female characters from Shakespeare’s work.