Stephen Ira is a writer and performer. His poetry has appeared in venues like DIAGRAM, Poetry, Fence, and tagvverk. He has performed at venues like La Mama, the Poetry Project, and Dixon Place. “I Have To Think Of Us As Separate People,” a short film he made with Chris Berntsen, premiered at OutFest in 2019 and has since been screened worldwide. In 2013, he was a Lambda Literary Fellow. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is currently a poetry editor at the speculative magazine Strange Horizons.