ARTWORK BY NATASHA DENNERSTEIN
Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family originating in Belarus. She worked as a psychiatric nurse for many years, which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. Natasha studied creative writing at Whitireia polytechnic in New Zealand and went on to take her Masters in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University.
Natasha has had poetry published in Fourth Floor, Landfall, Snorkel, JAAM, Takahe, Bloom, Transfer and Red Light Lit, Foglifter, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Sparkle+Blink.
Natasha is currently on the editorial team of Nomadic Press in Oakland. She is a good copy-editor and takes editing assignments for manuscripts, theses, press releases and anything.
Her debut collection of poetry, Anatomize, was published by Norfolk Press in 2015. With this collection, Natasha was aiming for universality, moving away from the poetry of place and origins to attempt to write poetry that can be appreciated by any human. She is interested in the things that humans have in common rather than the things that differentiate people, one from the other. She was writing towards figuring out what it means to be a human being.
Her latest collection, Triptych Caliform will be launched on September the 15th 2016.