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 Ricochet. Her chapbook, Death Centos, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her writing and translation have appeared in Aufgabe, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, eleven eleven, Salt Hill, Two Serious Ladies, and The Volta, among others.