Rennie (Renata) Ament's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Sixth Finch, RedividerSalt Hill, The Journal, DIAGRAM, No, Dear, Prelude 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, a fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts and support from the New York Summer Writers Institute. She lives in Queens.