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Diana Arterian


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 Arts, 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 curates and writes “The Annotated Nightstand” column at LitHub.

Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from 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 literature and creative writing at Merrimack College, where she helps run the Writers House Reading Series, and splits her time between Cambridge and Los Angeles.

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