A woman of letters, Iris Lee Underwood writes an award winning weekly column titled “Honest Living” for the Tri City Times in Imlay City, Michigan. She is a contributor to the Detroit Institute of Arts Art & Sole Newsletter. As a freelancer she has written profiles and feature stories for The Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, Appalachian News Express, Oakland Press, Oxford Leader, Metro Parent, Michigan Out-of-Doors, edibleWow, and others.
Iris published Growing Lavender and Other Poems in 2007, and Encouraging Words for All Seasons in 2000.
Poetry is her first literary love, and she has published poetry in The MacGuffin, Farming, Mary Jane’s Farm, and Woods and Waters magazines. Her poetry won prizes in the Writer’s Digest Annual Competition 2010.