Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday poem #328 : Diana Arterian : THE HUMAN IMAGE

God, a selfish crease
knits a father, child

snares a human down
waters form his dress

Then of dismal dime
feeds over the shade

bears the heathen nest
thickest Brain in there

Diana Arterian [photo by Ali-Reza Nusrat] 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 Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have been featured in Asymptote, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Denver QuarterlyLos Angeles Review of Books, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others. Diana holds a PhD in in Literature and 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. 

The Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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