THE BODY ISSUE
I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as a guest editor and curator for our special issue devoted to the body, and to have the opportunity to work alongside both Andrew S. Nicholson and Claudia Keelan.
In 2015, when Interim established a digital presence, it became clear that the magazine should expand its platform to include multimedia work. My background in dance and performance, and my lifelong devotion to poetry urged me to look at poetic works that require the presence of the body.
In this issue, you’ll find work where writing and bodies intersect, as well as work that asks questions about what it means to be a/some/any body in an increasingly dematerialized world. Speaking on behalf of everyone at Interim, I’m happy to present fierce and fearless work from writers and artists from all over the world. I believe all of the work gathered in this issue answer questions regarding Being by challenging and expanding how the body is understood by those alive in this era. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.
Guest Editor Autumn Widdoes is a poet, playwright, and theater artist. Her poetry has been published in Magma, White Stag, Helen, Words Dance, and Fourth & Sycamore. She has shown performance work at Dixon Place, Brick Theater, Grace Exhibition Space, Bowery Poetry Club, Galapagos, AUNTS, WAXworks, Movement Research Festival, the &Now Festival of Innovative Art & Literature, The Poetry Cafe, Subterranean Arthouse, Okinawa Christian University, and at the Tampa Museum of Art. She is a member of TASK 沖縄, a performance collective based in Okinawa, Japan. Autumn received her MA in Performance Studies from NYU and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.