Nurse's Song

Diana Arterian

Artist Statement

Nurse's Song

When the voices are on
And whisperings And laughing
my mind is the hill
the green sun

The children cover the skies
then the little birds night the sun
disguise & shout & fade

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. Diana is a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, and creator and Managing Editor of Ricochet. Her chapbook, Death Centos, was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her writing and translation have appeared or are forthcoming in Aufgabe, Black Warrior Review, and The Volta, among others.