Ms. Natasha Dennerstein

California, United States

Member Since: 10/11/2018

Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia. She worked as a psychiatric nurse which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including Landfall, Shenandoah, Bloom, Red Light Lit, Spoon River Poetry Review, Foglifter and North American Review. Her collections Anatomize (2015), Triptych Caliform (2016) and her novella-in-verse About a Girl (2017) were published by Norfolk Press in San Francisco. Her trans chapbook Seahorse (2017) was published by Nomadic Press in Oakland. She collaborated on a book with visual artist Kaye Freeman Turn and Face the Strange (2019). She lives in Oakland, California, where she is an editor at Nomadic Press and works at St James Infirmary, a clinic for sex-workers in San Francisco. She was a 2018 Fellow of the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat.



  • Turn and Face the Strange , Norfolk Press (April 8, 2019)
  • Seahorse , Nomadic Press (May 1, 2017)
  • Anatomize , Norfolk Press (October 1, 2016)
  • Triptych Caliform , Norfolk Press (October 31, 2017)


  • Editor at Nomadic Press (February 2016 - )
  • Counselor at St James Infirmary, San Frncisco (March 2018 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from SFSU (May 2016)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry