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, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have been featured in Asymptote, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others.
Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where she was a Russell Fellow, and an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow. Born and raised in Arizona, she currently resides in Los Angeles.
seiche (/ˈseɪʃ/ saysh)
A phenomenon that occurs within a confined body of water such as a lake, sea or pool. Once disturbed, the enclosed water may produce a seiche or standing wave that moves across its surface or below, between the warmer upper and colder lower layers.
Originally from Moldova, RUTH MADIEVSKY is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist living in Boston. Her debut poetry collection, Emergency Brake, was published by Tavern Books as their 2015 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection. Emergency Brake has spent five months on Small Press Distribution’s Poetry Bestsellers List and is one of their top 30 bestselling books in any genre of the last several years. Ruth Madievsky’s poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She was the winner of The American Poetry Review‘s Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, TheIowa Review‘s Tim McGinnis Award for fiction, and a Tin House scholarship in poetry. Currently, she is working on her second poetry collection and a novel-in-stories about urban loneliness and the opiate epidemic. When she is not writing, she works as an HIV and oncology pharmacist.