Noah Renn, 42nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Noah Renn

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Noah Renn’s chapbook of poetry, Sinking City, was released in January 2019. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia he has seen climate change and sea-level rise affect the Southeastern region of the state in the forms of increased flooding and gradual subsidence. He received an MFA from Old Dominion University 2011. Now he spends most of his time teaching, writing, and taking walks with his family. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. His poetry can be found in The Ekphrastic Review, Whurk, 30 North, Blue Collar Review, The Quotable, and New Verse News, among others. His nonfiction can be found in Cezanne’s Carrot and Full Grown People. Currently, he teaches literature at Old Dominion University and leads a poetry workshop at the nonprofit organization, The Muse Writers Center. While themes of environmental conservation remain present in his work, he is now writing a memoir in essays about the effects of war and deployment on members of the military and their families.


Noah Renn read from Sinking City on Tuesday, October 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Elaine Chapman also read at this event.


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