Rennie Ament earned a BA in English from Skidmore College and studied poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. Her work has appeared in Minnesota Review, Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. She was runner-up for the Erskine J. Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace (2019), winner of the Yellowwood Prize in Poetry from Yalobusha Review (2018), and finalist for the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize from Newfound (2018). A nominee for both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, she has received support from the Millay Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Center for Book Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in New York City.