Diana Arterian is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche, the Editors’ Selection for the 1913 Press First Book Prize. She’s also the author of the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse), and co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet). Diana's 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 is currently Assistant Director for Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis' Poetic Truths & Reconciliation Commission: Los Angeles project. She holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, and has held teaching positions at CalArts and Wichita State. She teaches at Fordham University and Merrimack College.