I’m a poet, playwright, and theater/performance artist. Recently, I’ve been working with poetry in relationship to video, dance, and performance. I like to cross and sometimes dismantle genres and forms. I also write essays and creative non-fiction narratives that I find a way to turn into poetry/performance. And…I’ve been (slowly but surely) writing a novel about Japan.
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. 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. She received her Masters in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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 is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also instructs Composition and Writing courses at UNLV, is the Managing Editor of Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics,and edits novels, dissertations, and academic papers for publication as a freelance editor.