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, and where she previously earned her Bachelor's in English Literature. She holds an MFA in poetry from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was a Beutner Fellow.
Arterian is the Managing Editor of Gold Line Press and the creator of Gold Line's imprint, Ricochet, both of which publish poetry and fiction chapbooks. Her chapbook Death Centos is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse, and her poetry has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review, River Styx and Two Serious Ladies, among others.