The Poetry Project

Iris Cushing

Poet, scholar, educator, editor, mother, and friend. Poems and critical writings have appeared in the Boston Review, Fence, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, among others. Poetry collection Wyoming won the 2013 Furniture Press Poetry Prize. Recipient of the Diane di Prima Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities from 2016-2018; edited three chapbooks for the Lost & Found Poetics Document Initiative: Diane di Prima: Prometheus Unbound as a Magickal Working (Series VIII) Bobbie Louise Hawkins: The Sounding Word, and Judy Grahn: Selections from Blood, Bread and Roses (Series VI). A doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, currently at work on a biographical dissertation titled Pierce and Pine: Diane di Prima, Mary Norbert Korte and the Question of Matter and Spirit. Born in 1983 in Tarzana, California. Grew up in Yolo County, California. Now living in the Western Catskill Mountains.