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 ( 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.