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 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. We publish an annual print volume, as well.
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 published New and Selected Poems: We Step into the Sea (Barrow Street) in the spring of 2018, as well as a book of essays Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice 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.
Andrew S. Nicholson is the author of A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire (Center for Literary Publishing). His poems have been published in magazines and journal including Colorado Review, The Bitter Oleander, and Eleven Eleven and were anthologized in New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press). He is a former Schaeffer Fellow in Poetry and a former artist-in-residence at the Palazzo Rinaldi. He is an assistant professor-in-residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Claire Morgan is a poet pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has previously served as a reader and intern at The Georgia Review. Her work has appeared in Barrelhouse, The Operating System, and Stillpoint.
Autumn Widdoes is a writer and theater artist. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Magma, White Stag, and Helen. She has shown performance work in NYC, SF, London, Las Vegas, Tampa, and Japan, and is a member of TASK 沖縄. Autumn received her MA in Performance Studies from NYU and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kathryn McKenzie is a poet pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the Assistant Fiction Editor at Helen: A Literary Magazine, and a reader at Witness.Her work has been published in Neon Dreams and Unincorporated.
Leisa Loan is a poet and current MFA candidate at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was a winner of the 2018 John Oliver Simon Award in Poetry and her writing has appeared in vox poetica and A Women's Thing.
Antonie Aquino is a poet acquiring an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently operates his own freelance photography organization digitally based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the digital coordinator for Neon Lit, a series where UNLV’s Creative Writing MFA & PhD program showcases monthly readings.