Lucy Ives was born in New York City and earned a BA from Harvard University, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in comparative literature from New York University. Her first collection, the book-length poem Anamnesis (2009), won the Slope Editions Book Prize. Ives is also the author of the full-length novel Impossible Views of the World (2017); the “brief novel” Nineties (2013); a poetry and essay collection, Orange Roses (2013); and a collection of poetry and prose including a novella, The Worldkillers (2014). She has been awarded an Iowa Arts fellowship and a MacCracken fellowship.
A former editor of Triple Canopy, Ives has written for Artforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the New Yorker Online, among other publications. She lives in New York City, where she is editing a collection of writings by the artist Madeline Gins. In February 2014, Ives was a featured writer for Harriet.