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Iris McCloughan

Iris is a writer, artist, and performer in New York. They are the author of several poetry chapbooks, most recently Triptych (2022, Greying Ghost). Their writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, Jubilat, and Denver Quarterly, among others.

Iris's Articles

Installation view of “RE_________” at the ICA Philadelphia. (Courtesy the ICA)
At the ICA Philadelphia, Sissel Tolaas Presents Smell as a Poetic Provocation
7 minute read
A view of Auster’s performance “Sound Mo(ve)ments.” (Photo: Destiny Mata)
Sara Auster’s Sound Baths Are a Tonic for Our Tumultuous Times
5 minute read
A view of the “Slow Show” performance. (Photo: Anne-Sylvie Bonnet)
With “Slow Show,” Choreographer Dimitri Chamblas Emphasizes the Mysterious Power of Slow Movement
4 minute read
Courtesy Aedes de Venustas
A New Perfume Translates the Greek Island of Corfu Through Kumquat
3 minute read
Courtesy Olivia Sammons
A New Zine Highlights the Poetry and Beauty of Food
3 minute read
Photo: John C. Hawthorne. Courtesy Alex Tatarsky.
Alex Tatarsky on Art as a Means to Live Out the Absurd
9 minute read
Courtesy Acqua di Parma
A New Magnolia-Scented Fragrance Invites the Promise of Springtime Year-Round
3 minute read
Installation view of Christine Sun Kim’s “Time Owes Me Rest Again.” (Photo: Hai Zhang. Courtesy the Queens Museum.)
A Sound Artist Exposes the Complex Relationship Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures
7 minute read
A bottle of Frank August bourbon
A New Bourbon Brand Spices Up the Quintessentially American Spirit
2 minute read
Perfume samples at The Institute for Art and Olfaction. (Courtesy The Institute for Art and Olfaction)
Nuri McBride Paves the Way for Broader Understandings of the Crafts and Cultures of Scent
6 minute read
Moya Andrews. (Courtesy Indiana Public Media)
An Enchanting Short-Form Podcast That Gets to the Root of Gardening
3 minute read
Theaster Gates’s “Black Chapel,” the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens. (Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy Serpentine and Theaster Gates Studio)
For Black Communities, These Gardens Double as Sites of Healing
7 minute read
Sarah Socia. (Courtesy OVR Technology)
The Real-Life Benefits of Augmenting the Metaverse With Scents
8 minute read
Courtesy Parfum d’Empire
How a Spidery Weed Spawned This Sweet-Smelling Perfume
3 minute read
Professor John Crimaldi using lasers to render odor plumes visible. (Courtesy John Crimaldi)
The Fascinating Significance of Understanding How Animals Detect Odors
12 minute read
Perfumer Yosh Han
A San Francisco Perfumer’s Campaign to Decolonize Scent
6 minute read
An “Olfactory Labyrinth” by Maki Ueda
“Olfactory Labyrinths” That Zero In on the Remarkable Act of Smelling
4 minute read
The Castor Kids Chair, by Karimoku. (Courtesy Nalata Nalata)
Skillfully Handcrafted Chairs, Designed with Toddlers in Mind
4 minute read
Neil Chapman. (Courtesy Neil Chapman)
What Makes a Perfume a Masterpiece, According to a Veteran Scent Blogger
9 minute read
An artwork from Luiza Gottschalk’s exhibition, “Glade: To Touch Painting,” at Olfactory Art Keller. (Photo: Andreas Keller)
In Manhattan’s Chinatown, a Gallery Invites Visitors to Sniff Its Art
3 minute read
Sagmeister 123’s Progress Shirt and Opinion Coat. (Courtesy Sagmeister 123)
With His First Clothing Line, Stefan Sagmeister Visualizes Positive Global Trends
4 minute read
Typology's Organic Rosehip Botanical Oil
The Wonders of Rosehip Oil, a Time-Honored Elixir for Skin
3 minute read