Iris Marble Cushing was born in Tarzana, CA in 1983. She has received grants and awards for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Frederick and Frances Sommer Foundation, as well as a writing residency at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Her poems have been published in the Boston Review, La Fovea, No, Dear, and other places. A collaboration with photographer George Woodman, How a Picture Grows a World, was translated into Italian and was the subject of an exhibition at Galeria Alessandro Bagnai in Florence, Italy. Iris lives in Brooklyn, where she works as an editor for Argos Books and for Circumference: A journal of poetry in translation.