Diana Arterian was born and raised in Arizona. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow.
Diana is a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, and a Managing Editor and founding member of the small press Ricochet. She has recently been honored with residencies and scholarships from Caldera Arts Center, Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, and Zvona i Nari. She is the author of the chapbook Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and her poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Circumference, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Two Serious Ladies, and The Volta, among others.