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Quinn Rennerfeldt

Poet and Fledgling Fiction Writer, MFA Candidate at SFSU, Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review



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When We're Empty of What We Are Designed to Hold, Fractured Lit Anthology #3, July 2023

Surveillance, Flash Frog, July 2023

Male Gaze, BULL, Forthcoming 2023

The Demand: and An Interplanetary Warning, New American Writing, Forthcoming 2023

Excellent Fruit, Culinary Origami, Winter 2022

What Binds, Bending Genres, Forthcoming December 2022

Three alien micros, Saranac Review, December 2022

Side Wounds and Paper Moons, The Subject of All Poems, not safe for a woman (pt. 2), Snarl Journal, December 2022

Another Alien Triptych, Soft Star Magazine, November 2022

It's Obvious and get angry that there is no field, Salamander Magazine, January 2023

Alien Triptych, A Velvet Giant, Forthcoming 2022

Goodwill in the Era of Girls, Mom Egg Review Summer/Girl Folio, June 2022

Extraterrestrial Encounter at the Gas-and-Go, Magical Midwest: An Anthology, Olney Magazine, Fall 2022

Tricks of the Rind, Cloaca Mag, October 2022

S/he Genie, S/he Beast, S/he Paralyzes Sleep, Nonbinary Review, June 2022

You, The Ana, May 2022

A Poem Wherein I Try, and Fail, to Identify My Tuesday Gender, Cleaver, March 2022

Harpy, Transfer, December 2021

China Beach, elsewhere, October 2021

The Bodies of the Two of Us and To which I respond, your name rhymes with tetherthe winnow magazine, Nov. 2020

Cachexia, Epigraph Magazine, September 2020

Rosemary, Rewilding Anthology by Flexible Press, 2020

Garlic, Mom Egg Review, Spring 2020

Fever Dream in Celsius Degrees, mutiny! magazine, 2019

The tongue is a disgusting muscle, SAND, November 2019

Unguided meditation in the Herz Rental Office, elsewhere, October 2019

The Make of a Girl, Utterance: A Journal, July 2019

it is not safe for a woman, unbroken, April 2019

Non-Canonical Poem About My Daughter’s Feet: Part I and The Son I Didn’t, Mothers Always Write, December 2018

You Are What The Whale Says, Punch Drunk Press, September 2018

To Mama Cass On My Commute and Non-Canonical Poem on Bleached Beach Hair, elsewhere, August 2018

Pacify, Punch Drunk Press, July 2018

But What if the Blood is a Bone Thing, Progenitor Art & Literary Journal, Spring 2017

In which, an apocalypse, Breakwater Review, September 2015

He Was Bit in Jewett City, Bird’s Thumb, June 2015

Drown or Dry Out, Slipstream, Fall 2014

Low Bones and Whittled One, Sassafras Literary Magazine, April 2014

The Red, Driven Moon and And Kafka’s Bones, Wazee Journal, August 2013

He, BloodLotus, November 2011

Elegy, CU Honors Journal, 2010

Mona Lisa, Cider Press Review, 2007


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

Garlicwinner 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

BOOKS (Author)

demigoddess semilustrous, forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, Fall 2023

Sea Glass Catastrophe, Francis House Press (and finalist for elsewhere mag 2019 chapbook contest), Spring 2020 *SOLDOUT, e-book is forthcoming*

BOOKS (Editor)

Fourteen Hills, Issue #29

Fourteen Hills, Issue #28


Salamander Mag Issue #55 Release Event

The Way Back Chapbook Release Party at El Rio

Garlic, published in Mom Egg Review






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Quinn Rennerfeldt is a queer poet studying creative writing at San Francisco State University. She currently lives in San Francisco with her family and animal menagerie. Her heart is equally wed to the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. She is the co-founder of Q/A Poetry, a journal promoting womxn and nonbinary poets. She was the winner of the 2015 Peseroff Prize for Poetry and the 2016 ACC Writer's Studio Poetry Contest, and was recently a finalist for Fear No Lit's Submerging Writer Fellowship.


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