Diana Arterian

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Diana Arterian is the author of the poetry collection "Playing Monster :: Seiche" (1913 Press, 2017), the chapbooks "With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces" (Essay Press, 2017), "Death Centos" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and co-editor of "Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics" (Ricochet, 2016). A Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New York Times, among others. Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where she was a Russell Fellow, and an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow. Born and raised in Arizona, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Creative Nonfiction

Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet Editions, 2016)
With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press, 2017)


Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press, 2017)
Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

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Last update: May 01, 2019