Diana Arterian

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 BOMB, Denver Quarterly, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR, 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.

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- services - class visits, interviews, lectures, panels, readings, writing workshops, etc.

- experience - academic and professional conferences, alternative education, festivals, undergraduate and graduate courses, K-12

- expertise - arts administration, autotheory, the archive, book reviews, community building, documentary poetics, essays, gender violence, event curation, hybrid nonfiction, life writing, memoir, poetic forms, poetics of quotation, poetry of witness, relayed trauma, small press publishing, translation, trauma

- craft talk & workshop topics - counter-monument poetics, ecopoetics, editing, documentary poetics, life writing, relayed trauma

- contact - DIANA (at) DIANAARTERIAN (dot) COM


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