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I’m an editor, producer, poet, playwright, and theater/performance artist. As a poet, my focus is predominately on page-to-stage work. I create video poems, dance poems, and verse plays, while also writing more traditional page-based poetry. I like to cross and sometimes dismantle genres and forms. I also write micro-essays and creative non-fiction narratives that often resemble prose poems.
What I am currently working on as of March 2020:
- My second full-length play, commissioned by a Las Vegas professional theater company.
- A series of micro-nonfiction flash essays.
- An experimental hybrid novella that merges poetry, dramatic writing, nonfiction, and fiction together.
In almost all of my work, I am interested in the ambiguities of language(s), the transmission of memory, both cultural and personal, as well as the concept of time and its interconnections to environment and place.
Just in case you need this, here’s the third person version:
Autumn is an educator, a writer, and a theater/performance artist whose work explores the multiple intersections between written and spoken language and movement/dance. She is particularly interested in the transmission of memory, both cultural and personal, as well as temporality and its interconnections to the environment and the concept of place.
In addition to being an artist, she is a scholar interested in poetics in relation to live performance and film. She is also fascinated with dance, film, video, soundscapes and transmedia hybrid works of art. She has developed work through The Field’s FAR Space Residency Grant and has shown or performed in work in NYC at Dixon Place, the Brick Theater, Grace Exhibition Space, Bowery Poetry Club, Galapagos, AUNTS is Dance, Inbred-Hybrid Collective, WAXworks @ Triskelion Arts Center, the 2009 Movement Research Festival (with AUNTS), the &Now Festival of Innovative Art & Literature (Buffalo, NY), The Poetry Cafe of the Poetry Society (London, UK), Subterranean Arthouse (San Francisco, CA), Okinawa Christian University (Okinawa, Japan), and at the Tampa Museum of Art (Five by Five 2014 and GASP! 2015). Autumn has also read both her creative non-fiction and poetry at Neon Lit in Las Vegas and at Nevada Humanities for the LVPO Pop-Up Poetry Series. She is the co-founder and artistic director of TASK 沖縄, a performance collective based in Okinawa, Japan. Autumn also founded and curated the literary and performance series called New News, which is currently on-hiatus.
In August 2014, Autumn returned to Tampa, Florida after living in Okinawa, Japan for four years, where she taught English and Cultural Studies to Japanese high school students and Performance-making and Theater for ESL to adults. Upon her return to the US, she taught English and World Literature in the International Baccalaureate Program at a high school in Tampa, Florida.
Autumn currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While pursuing her MFA, she taught Creative Writing, Business Writing, and Composition courses at UNLV. She was a Workshop Fellow at the LA Review of Books/USC Publishing Workshop in 2017. She was the Managing Editor of Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics from 2016 – 2018. She is now an editor-at-large for Interim and has edited and curated the Body issue (Vol. 35, Issue 2) and Carrying Across issue (Vol. 36, Issue 3).
Autumn now works in communications and runs her own creative writing/editing consultancy.