Stephen Ira

Writer in Iowa City, Iowa

Stephen Ira

Writer in Iowa City, Iowa

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Stephen's poetry has appeared in Spy Kids Review, heART Online, Alien Mouth, and other venues. He was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow. In 2014, he was featured as a guest star in LA MAMA'S SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance. He is a co-founder and co-editor of Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics. He is currently pursuing his MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is a transsexual, class of '06.

(photo by Chris Berntsen)

  • Education
    • BA, Sarah Lawrence College (Writing, Literature, Critical Theory)
    • High School Diploma, Areté Preparatory Academy