Iris Cushing is a poet, editor, educator and scholar living between upstate New York and Brooklyn. She is the author of Wyoming (Furniture Press Books, 2013) and her poems have appeared in Fence, the Washington Square Review and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, among other places. A founding editor for Argos Books, Iris is also the editor of Bobbie Louise Hawkins: The Sounding Word and Judy Grahn: Selections from Blood, Bread and Roses for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Iris studies in the Ph.D. program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is completing a dissertation titled Pierce and Pine: Diane di Prima, Mary Norbert Korte, and the Question of Matter and Spirit. She currently teaches writing at Columbia University.