Iris McCloughan — A Portfolio of Poetry


Iris McCloughan (they/them/theirs) is a trans writer, artist, and performance maker in New York City. They were the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review and were named a finalist in nonfiction for Best of the Net 2020. They are the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Triptych (greying ghost, 2022) and Bones to Peaches (Seven Kitchens Press, 2021). Their writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, juked, jubilat, Prelude, Denver Quarterly, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse, among many others. Iris’s performances have been presented in NYC (The Poetry Project, AUNTS, JACK, Ars Nova, Movement Research at Judson Church), Philadelphia (Institute of Contemporary Art, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Contemporary, FringeArts, Vox Populi), Chicago (Links Hall), Detroit (Public Pool), and elsewhere. They have collaborated with many other artists and writers, including Eiko Otake, Joan Jonas, Mike Lala, Alex Tatarsky, Toby Altman, and Julie Mayo.