The Sick Blossom

Diana Arterian

Artist Statement

The Sick Blossom

Invisible sick, That arrow
Swift wormleaves
the flies’ cradle

Hear the dark joy
Under green
A pretty secret

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.