RENEE GLADMAN: PROSE ARCHITECTURE
Reading by poet Renee Gladman
& dialogue with Rachel Levitsky
Tuesday, October 17 at noon in Voorhies 126
A program of CURRICULUM: the feminist art of self help
for HATCH: feminist arts and sciences shop, a Mellon Research Initiative
RENEE GLADMAN is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of eleven published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as the recently released Prose Architectures, her first monograph of drawings, and Calamities, a collection of linked essay-fictions on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Recent essays and visual work have appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s, Stonecutter, and Poetry Magazine. A 2014-15 fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and recipient of a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant and a 2017 Lannan Foundation Writing Residency in Marfa, TX. She makes work in New England.
RACHEL LEVITSKY is the author of two book-length serial poems Under the Sun (Futurepoem 2003) and NEIGHBOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009) and a novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013). Additionally, she is the author of eight chapbooks, including Hopefully, the Island: with artist Susan Bee (Belladonna, 2016), Renoemos (Delete, 2010) and Dearly, (A+Bend, 1999). She is founder of and active contributor to Belladonna* Collaborative, a hub for feminist avant-garde writing, events and activism (www.belladonnaseries.org). Rachel Levitsky lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches Writing at Pratt Institute and other lay poetry situations like the Poetry Project, Poets House, and her apartment.