Ariana Den Bleyker

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

Washingtonville, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native currently residing in New York’s Hudson Valley 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, 2011), Naked Animal (Flutter Press, 2012), My Father Had a Daughter (Alabaster Leaves Publishing, 2013), Hatched from Bone (Flutter Press, 2014), On Coming of Age and Stitches (Origami Poems Project, 2014), On This and That (Bitterzoet Press, 2015), 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 (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2015), Birds Never Sing in Caves (Dancing Girl Press, 2016), Cutting Eyes from Ghosts (Blood Pudding Press, 2017), Scars are Memories Bleeding Through (Yavanika Press, 2018), and Even the Statue Weeps (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2019). Her prose includes the novelette Finger : Knuckle : Palm (LucidPlay Publishing, 2014), an experimental memoir, prosthesis (Lummox Press, 2014), and the crime novellas, Dark Water (Fahrenheit 13, 2015), Red Hands (Fahrenheit 13, 2018), and Hollowed Out (Wallace Publishing, forthcoming 2019).She hopes you’ll fall in love with her words.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

prosthesis (Lummox Press, 2014)


Wayward Lines (Raw Art Press, 2015)
Even the Statue Weeps (Dancing Girl Press, 2019)
Beautiful Wreckage (Flutter Press, 2015)
Birds Never Sing in Caves (Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
Strangest Sea (Porkbelly Press, 2015)
The Peace of Wild Things (Porkbelly Press, 2015)
Hatched from Bone (Flutter Press, 2014)
My Father Had a Daughter (Alabaster Leaves Publishing, 2013)
Naked Animal (Flutter Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

The 27th Moon Prize—Writing in a Woman’s Voice

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh , PA
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Last update: Jan 10, 2019