Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman

  • Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1971, Renee Gladman studied Philosophy at Vassar College and Poetics at New College of California. In addition to Calamities (forthcoming from Wave Books, September 2016), she is the author of eight works of prose, including the Ravicka novels Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), as well as a book of poetry, A Picture-Feeling. Her most recent work of fiction Morelia is forthcoming in 2016. A longtime publisher and bookmaker, her projects include Clamour (1996-1999), Leroy Chapbook series (1999-2003), and Leon Works (since 2005). She is the recipient of a 2014-2015 fellowship from The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a 2016 grant to artists from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She lives in New England with poet-ceramicist, Danielle Vogel.

  • Reviews

    "Renee Gladman has always struck me as being a dreamer—she writes that way and the dreaming seems to construct the architecture of the world unfolding before our reading eyes."
    —Eileen Myles

    "Gladman’s talent for linguistic architecture makes for a supple, tight promenade through heady ideas whose appeal rests on the implicit connection it draws between a people, their language, and the shape of communication."
    Publishers Weekly

    "She offers entry into a deliciously unsettling 'narrative,' really, a sort of adventure. She reassembles art she likes and makes new art—all in service of creating a new art 'experience,' suggesting a chain-letter of creation."
    —Olivia Cronk, Bookslut

    "Her wrestling with the basic ideas of fiction—and its osmotic border with poetry—can lead to spectacular instances of art, passages at home in strangeness, maneuvering with uncanny grace in fields of indeterminacy and unknowing."
    —Eugene Lim

    Reviews of books by Renee Gladman:


  • Poems & essays
    - Five Things from Calamities (in The Paris Review)
    - From Calamities (in a Perimeter)
    - Number Five of the Eleven Calamities (at Prodigal)
    - Number Six of the Eleven Calamities (at PEN)
    - Six enclosures from Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (in Brooklyn Rail)
    - An excerpt from Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge and Gladman's artist statement (for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts)
    - An excerpt from Event Factory (in Brooklyn Rail)
    - An excerpt from The Ravickians (in Tarpaulin Sky)

    - BOMB, with Amina Cain
    The Volta, with Joshua Marie Wilkinson
    Triple Canopy, with Lucy Ives
    The Collagist, with Danielle Vogel

  • Audio
    - Renee Gladman's page on PennSound
    - Recording of a 2006 panel with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Bhanu Kapil Rider, and Laird Hunt at Naropa
    - Part I and part II of a 2002 panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Harryette Mullen, and Steven Taylor at Naropa

    Reading for Small Press Traffic's 40th anniversary at Artists' Television Access

    Reading for the Lannan Center Poets & Social Practice's Series at Georgetown University


  • No readings are scheduled at this time.

Related Titles

Calamities, Renee Gladman
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