top of page
Books Stack

Publications & Awards


WD 88th Annual-2019-WinnerSeals-Winner.png

"a body no one has hurt or hated" was published in Trans Muted, September 2023

"I want to know what it is like to hear the word 'Childhood' and not feel terror" is forthcoming in Blood Tree Literature, 2023

"Someone asked me what life as a queer person is like and I told them" is a finalist in Prometheus Unbound Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in Prometheus Dreaming, 2022

"If the Body is a Metaphor" was a finalist in the Pleiades Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in Pleiades, Spring 2022

"The Hematoma" was published by Button Eye Review, September 2021

"Gender Keeps Me Awake at Night" was chosen as a finalist for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize and published in the San Diego Poetry Annual, 2021

"Ballad of the Married Trans Man" was a finalist in Florida Review's Poetry Prize and published in Florida Review, 2021

"The Silvering Hour" was published in the second volume of the poetry anthology, Aurora, by Allegory Ridge, spring 2021

"requiem for a scream" won 2nd place in Red Wheelbarrow's 2020 Poetry Prize, was published in the winter publication, and was read aloud virtually by the author on December 8, 2020

"Oops... I think I caused COVID-19" is forthcoming in Ariel Publishing, LLC

One of Arien's unpublished manuscripts was a finalist for the 2020 Grayson Books Poetry contest and the 2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry

"There are barbed rose stems" was published in Sonora Review's anthology on gender-based violence, Spring 2021

"Henry" and "Glass Cage" were published in the We Don't Break, We Burn Brighter anthology by MindWell Poetry, Fall 2020 and "Henry" was read aloud by the author at a virtual reading on November 24, 2020.

"Stay" won an honorable mention in Common Ground Review's 2020 Poetry Contest and was published in their 2020 issue

"Rainmaking" won the Ekphrastic Challenge and was published in Issue XX by High Shelf Press, July 2020

"Canvas-19" was published in a COVID-19 Anthology by Poet's Choice, Summer 2020

"Stroke of Midnight" was published in Beyond Queer Words, an LGBTQ anthology by Beyond Words, July 2020

"Counting Back from 10..." won a commendation in the international 2020 Hippocrates Poetry Prize and was read aloud by the author at a virtual symposium, May 2020

"Wait" was published by What Rough Beast, April 2020

"Silver Swan" and "Proxima" were published by La Piccioletta Barca, February 2020

My chapbook "The End" (limited press run by indie publisher, no ISBN number) was published by Roaring Junior Press, 2020

"Silver Swan" won 4th Place in Writer's Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition for Non-Rhyming Poetry, November 2019

One of Arien's unpublished books of poetry was a finalist in Kore Press's 2019 Poetry Contest

"Words as Weapons of War" won an Honorable Mention in the New Writer's Contest and was published by TulipTree Review, June 2019


A hand-embellished print of "Listen" was featured in Trans Muted, July 2023

"I want to know what it is like to hear the word 'Childhood' and not feel terror" is forthcoming in Blood Tree Literature, 2023

"Listen" and "Unbinding" were featured in Trans Joy Media, July 2023

"Them Fatale" will be featured in Cream City Review, July 2023

"Happy, Despite...#3" was featured in ArtWife, November 2022

"Unsilencing 3: Androgynous" won first place in the Monochrome Art Award and was published by J. Mane Gallery, 2021

"Self-Portrait as child but with short hair" and "Creations" were published in High Shelf Press's issue XXI, August 2020

"beauTiful bodies #4: River Eastwood" was published in Unlimited Literature, 2020

"Roots" was published in Flumes, May 2020

"Transition" was published to J. Mane Gallery, April 2020

"Pre-T" was published in Beyond Words, Spring 2020

"Transition" and "Pre-T" were published to the Infinity Room, April 2020

bottom of page