Reading: Renee Gladman and Rosmarie Waldrop

  • Image credit (left): Renee Gladman, photo by Philippe Mangeot; (right) Rosmarie Waldrop, photo by Roberta Kaufman 


  1. Nov 3, 2022, 6 – 8 pm
Theater, Lower Level


Join us at 6:00 pm EST for a reading with authors Renee Gladman and Rosmarie Waldrop. Both Gladman’s and Waldrop’s writings have had a major influence on Carpenter Center exhibiting artist B. Ingrid Olson’s practice. This program is co-presented with the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University. Olson will give an introduction to the program, and Dan Byers, the Carpenter Center's John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director, will moderate a Q&A following the reading. 

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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 fourteen published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians, as well as two collections of drawings, Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence (2020). Her most recent work, Plans for Sentences (2022), is a book of drawings and captions about black futurity and other choreographies of gathering. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), among others, and is the recipient of a 2021 Windham-Campbell prize in fiction. For more information, visit

Rosmarie Waldrop’s most recent poetry books are The Nick of Time, Gap Gardening: Selected Poems, Driven to Abstraction, and Curves to the Apple (all New Directions). Her novel, The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter has been reissued by Dorothy a Publishing Project. Her collected essays, Dissonance (if you are interested), and a K. & R. Waldrop reader, Keeping the Window Open, are available from U of Alabama Press and Wave Books respectively. She has translated, from the French, 14 volumes of Edmond Jabès’s work as well as poetry books by Emmanuel Hocquard, Jacques Roubaud, and, from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, Ulf Stolterfoht, Peter Waterhouse. Waldrop lives in Providence, RI where, with Keith Waldrop, she edited Burning Deck Press.