There’s a long, long list of writers that I always mean to check out but never actually remember when I’m at the bookstore and/or library. Renee Gladman is one of those writers! Her Ravickian novels are short, experimental works about a linguist in an imaginary city-state. (She gets compared to Italo Calvino a lot.) More recently, the brief essay collection “Calamities” contains about sixty essays, no less than forty of which start with the phrase “I began the day”. (Here’s a couple of teasers.) Her latest is Prose Architectures, a book of squiggly ink drawings.