Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman was born in Atlanta in 1971. She received a BA in philosophy from Vassar College, and a master’s in poetics from New College of California. She is the author of 10 books of poetry and prose, most recently Calamities (Wave Books, 2016), and one monograph of drawings: Prose Architectures (Wave Books, 2017). Her entire series of fictional works set in the imaginary city-state of Ravicka are available from Dorothy, a publishing project: Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017). Since 2005, she has operated Leon Works, an independent press for experimental prose and other thought-projects based in the sentence, making occasional forays into poetry. She lives in Connecticut with the poet-ceramicist Danielle Vogel.


Where Is the Thing We’re Chasing? Renee Gladman and Her Invented City of Ravicka

Feed Your HeadSubscribe to LARB's FREE Newsletter

Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Apply HERE