Interim seeks writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy while offering the same in consideration of the planet. Because we believe that the truth is always experimental, we especially appreciate work with innovative approaches.
Interim is an international literary journal that publishes poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts by emerging and established writers. Former contributors include include Christian Bök, Anselm Berrigan, Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley, Duriel E. Harris, Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, Eunsong Kim, Sandra Lim, Nathaniel Mackey, Henry Miller, Alice Notley, Mani Rao, Leslie Scalapino, Ely Shipley, Eleni Sikelianos, Patricia Smith, Rodrigo Toscano, William Carlos Williams, and Ronaldo Wilson. Issues of the journal are published quarterly online and are accompanied by an annual print volume curated from work received during our two open reading periods each year.
Interim was founded by poet Wilber Stevens in 1944. In his tenure as editor, he published such luminaries as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry Miller, and William Carlos Williams. Along with Witness and The Believer, Interim is a publication supported by the Black Mountain Institute and has been housed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, since the 1960s.
Poet, librettist, translator, and essayist Claudia Keelan will publish New and Selected Poems: We Step into the Sea, forthcoming from Barrow Street in the spring of 2018. Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice is forthcoming in the Poets on Poetry Series from the University of Michigan Press. Her honors include the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books for Utopic and the Jerome Shestack Prize from American Poetry Review. She is a Barrick Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX Books). Previously, he served as Assistant Editor at Barrow Street Press, where he founded and curated the Barrow Street West Reading Series, and as Associate Editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, where he selected and edited books for the New Issues Poetry Prize and the Green Rose Prize. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute Fellow in Poetry. He teaches at Ringling College of Art and Design and at the University of Tampa.
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 is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Denise Weber is a writer and graphic designer based in southwest Colorado. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her written work has been published in Chariton Review, Peruse, and elsewhere.
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Kathryne David Gargano hails from the Pacific Northwest, but isn’t very good at climbing trees. She recently graduated with her MFA in Poetry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has been published in CALYX, The Fem, Indicia, The Light Ekphrastic, Heavy Feather Review, and others. Her three-legged pup Peternelle is the light of her life, and also the (unofficial) Interim mascot.