Stephen Ira

Writer in Iowa City, Iowa

Stephen Ira

Writer in Iowa City, Iowa

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Stephen writes and performs. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in Specter Magazine, THEM, and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. His arts criticism and political writing appears regularly in NewNowNext. 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 lives in Iowa City, where he will begin pursuing his MFA at the Iowa Writer's Workshop in the fall of 2017. He's gay. He's a transsexual.

(photo by Chris Berntsen)

  • #poetry
  • #queer
  • #transgender
  • #writing
  • #fiction
  • Education
    • BA, Sarah Lawrence College (Writing, Literature, Critical Theory)
    • High School Diploma, Areté Preparatory Academy