Risa Denenberg was a member of the ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) Women's caucus and contributed to the book Women, AIDS and Activism. Risa was photographed at the Community Health Project at the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center in 1990.
Presently, Risa works as a nurse practitioner and volunteers with End of Life Washington. She reviews poetry for the American Journal of Nursing; is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, publisher of books of poetry by lesbian/bi/trans poets; and is the curator at The Poetry Cafe Online, a meeting place where poetry chapbooks are celebrated and reviewed. She writes poetry book reviews and interviews with poets for The Rumpus, Broadsided, Adroit, and other journals.