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My Creative CV
My Academic + Creative CV
I’m a poet, playwright, editor, and producer. As a poet, my focus has been predominately 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. Sometimes I like to write more traditional forms too. I also write micro-essays and creative non-fiction narratives that often resemble prose poems.
What I am currently working on as of January 2023 – in order of my current attention to them:
- A collection of poems
- Wunderkammer, my Substack (please subscribe to my newsletter for updates!)
- A play set in Las Vegas (fully drafted, in editing mode)
- A TV pilot about youth and adulthood, set in the 1990s and now. (fully drafted, in editing mode)
- A series of essays on grief and writing (here and here)
- An experimental hybrid speculative novella that merges poetry, dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, and fiction together (slowly, slowly coming 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.
I used to teach literature and creative writing and devised performance creation. I may offer classes in the future.
Just in case you need this, here’s the third person version:
Autumn is a writer, theater/performance artist and erstwhile (and forever) educator. 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.
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.
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 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 currently works in marketing and communications.
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Beautiful, fascinating, thought-provoking! I can’t wait to talk with you! Nothing could make me happier than you having become the artist I always knew you would be. . .