Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman

  • Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, geographies, and syntaxes as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of ten published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians, and Calamities, a collection of linked essays on writing and experience. Her first monograph of drawings, Prose Architectures, is forthcoming from Wave Books in 2017. She lives in New England with poet-ceremonialist 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)
    - "I Began the Day” from Calamities (in Harper’s)
    - "Two Calamities” from Calamities (in Granta)
    - "Five Things Right Now” (in Granta)
    - "Two Calamities” from Calamities (in Granta)
    - From Calamities (in a Perimeter)
    - Number Five of the Eleven Calamities (at Prodigal)
    - “Calamities” (at Triple Canopy)
    - 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

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