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 has been honored with residencies and fellowships from the Caldera Foundation and Vermont Studio Center. 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.