Cynthia Cruz

Cynthia  Cruz
Born in Germany, Cynthia Cruz grew up in northern California. She earned her BA at Mills College and her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Ruin (2006) and The Glimmering Room (2012). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The New Yorker, AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Brown Paper, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, and The Paris Review, and in anthologies including Isn't it Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger Poets (2004), and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (2004).

Cruz is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and she is the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University. She previously taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, the Juilliard School, Fordham University, Eugene Lang College, and Westchester Community College. She has also taught writing in homeless shelters, and to women in the eating disorder ward of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and to children in the West Bank. Her work with children includes tutoring homeless children in reading and writing, and teaching literature and writing to at-risk teenagers, and elementary school students.

Cruz lives in Brooklyn.

 

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  • Listen May 2014: "Sostahnence"
    The editors discuss a poem by Bob Hicok and talk with Michael Robbins about James Dickey; plus, readings from Cynthia Cruz and Rodrigo Toscano.
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Cynthia  Cruz

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Born in Germany, Cynthia Cruz grew up in northern California. She earned her BA at Mills College and her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Ruin (2006) and The Glimmering Room (2012). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The New Yorker, AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Brown Paper, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, and The Paris Review, and in anthologies . . .

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