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, and, most recently, Calamities, a collection of linked essay-fictions on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community. Recent essays and visual work have appeared in the Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s, Stonecutter, and Poetry Magazine; her first monograph of drawings, Prose Architectures, was published in summer 2017 by Wave Books. 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.
Dave Lucas is the author of Weather (University of Georgia Press, 2011), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Named by Rita Dove as one of thirteen “young poets to watch,” he has also received a Discovery/The Nation Prize and a Cleveland Arts Prize. He teaches at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Cleveland, where he was born and raised.