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, Millay, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, criticism, conversations, and translations have been featured in BOMBDenver QuarterlyLitHubLos Angeles Review of BooksNPR, The New York Times Book Review, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others. Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, and an MFA in poetry from CalArts. She is currently Assistant Director for Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis' Poetic Truths & Reconciliation Commission: Los Angeles project. This spring, she was the Visiting Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Wichita State University.

Publications & Prizes

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: Jun 19, 2020