Diana Arterian

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator

Author's Bio

Diana Arterian is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was the Editors’ Selection for the 1913 First Book Prize. She also penned the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse), and co-edited Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet).

A Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Millay, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo. Diana’s poetry, nonfiction, criticism, conversations, and translations have been featured in BOMBBrooklyn RailLos Angeles Review of BooksNPR, The New York Times Book Review, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others, and she runs the "Annotated Nightstand" column LitHub.

Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, an MFA in Poetry from CalArts, and has held teaching positions at CalArts, Fordham, and Wichita State. She currently teaches at Merrimack College, and splits her time between Cambridge and Los Angeles.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

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

Poetry

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

Translation

Journals:
Asymptote, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian
;
Brooklyn Rail, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian
;
Eleven Eleven, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian
;
Gulf Coast, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian
;
Poet Lore, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian
;
Two Lines, a poem by Nadia Anjuman (trans. Diana Arterian & Marina Omar), translated from the Persian

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona
Raised in: 
Tempe, AZ
Arizona
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Last update: Jan 19, 2023