Rennie (Renata) Ament's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Sixth Finch, RedividerBone Bouquet, minnesota review, The Journal, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She earned a BA in English from Skidmore College and studied poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. She has received a Pushcart Prize nomination, fellowships from the Millay Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and a scholarship from the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She lives in Queens.