Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. She is the author of twelve published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, as well as Calamities, a collection of linked auto-essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community. Morelia, a brief crime novel was released in spring 2019. Her drawings have been collected in Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence, a series of white ink drawings on black paper, indexed by Fred Moten (forthcoming fall 2019).
Gladman’s recent essays and visual work have appeared in The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, Granta, Harper’s, BOMB magazine, and n+1. Her writing is associated with the New Narrative movement, characterized by writing that “tests the potential of the sentence with map-making precision and curiosity.” As a publisher, Gladman has been responsible for the zine Clamour (1996-1999), the Leroy Chapbook series (1999-2003), and the Leon Works press, a perfect bound series of books for experimental prose (2005–present). She has taught creative writing for many years at Brown University.