Dayna Patterson—writer, editor, logophile—makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She is a co-editor (with Tyler Chadwick and Martin Pulido) of Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry, and she’s the founding editor-in-chief of Psaltery & Lyre. She earned her MFA from Western Washington University, where she served as the managing editor of Bellingham Review. She is also the poetry editor for Exponent II Magazine.
Her literary obsessions include poetry and spirituality, motherhood, women in Shakespeare, and odes (especially Keatsian odes). She is currently working on two poetry collections, If Mother Braids a Waterfall, poems about her genealogical and spiritual inheritance, and O Lady, Speak Again, poems that creatively reimagine female characters from Shakespeare’s work.