Quinn Rennerfeldt


San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Quinn Rennerfeldt is a queer poet earning her MFA at San Francisco State University, where she lives with her family and animal menagerie. Their heart is equally wed to the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. Her work can be found in Cleaver, Mom Egg Review, SAND, elsewhere, and is forthcoming in A Velvet Giant and Salamander. Their chapbook Sea Glass Catastrophe was released in 2020 by Francis House Press. They are the Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills, a graduate-run literary journal with SFSU.


Publications & Prizes

Rewilding: Poems for the Environment (Flexible Press, 2020)
Prizes won: 

When We're Empty of What We're Designed to Hold, 2023 Anthology Prize Winner, Fractured Lit

get angry there is no field, winner of the Harold P. Taylor University & College Poetry Prize, 2022;

Garlic, winner of the Ann Fields Award, 2021;

Garlic, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2020;

To which I respond, your name rhymes with tether, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2020;

Finalist for Fear No Lit's Submerging Writer Fellowship, November 2019;

But What if the Blood is a Bone Thing, Winner of 2016 ACC Writer's Studio Literary Contest for Poetry, Progenitor, April 2017;

But What if the Blood is a Bone Thing, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2017;

In which, an apocalypse, winner of the 2015 Peseroff Poetry Prize;

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
CD Wright, Tiana Clark, Frank O'Hara, Lydia Davis, Robin Coste Lewis, Rachel Zucker, Sharon Olds, e.e. cummings, Natasha Tretheway, George Saunders, K-Ming Chang, Italo Calvino, Don DeLillo, Sarah Waters, Victoria Chang, Alison Bechdel, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Catherine Barnett, Sylvia Plath, Ilya Kaminsky, Amelia Martens, Ada Limón, Art Spiegelman, Margaret Atwood, Madeleine L'Engle, Ray Bradbury.

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Last update: Aug 17, 2023