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cruzCynthia Cruz

Graduate Student





Cynthia Cruz joined the department in Fall 2015 as a Graduate School Fellow.


Master of Fine Arts, Art Criticism & Writing, The School of Visual Arts

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Sarah Lawrence College

Bachelor of Arts, English, Mills College


Dregs, Four Way Books. Forthcoming: 2018
How the End Begins, Four Way Books. Forthcoming: Spring 2016
Wunderkammer, Four Way Books, 2014.
The Glimmering Room, Four Way Books, 2012.
Ruin, Alice James Books, 2006.

Another Music, anthology of Latina Poetry. Currently under review.
Notes Toward a New Language, anthology of poetry written by American female poets on issues of consumption and nourishment. Currently under review.
Notes Toward a New Language: Essays. Currently under review.

Publications include poetry, essays and art writings in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Guernica.


Featured Presenter, University of California-Berkeley: Lunch Poems Series, 2013.

Princeton University Hodder Fellowship, 2010-2011.

New York Festival Featured presenter, 2010.

Yaddo Fellowships, 2009, 2004, 2000.

The MacDowell Colony Fellowships, 2006-2007, 2004-2005, 2002-2003, 1999.

Academic Conferences:

"Notes Toward a New Language," Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Moderator.

"How Should We Train the Next Generation of Art Critics?," College Art Association Conference 2015, panelist.

"Trauma and Fragmentation," Critical Information Graduate Student Conference, The School of Visual Arts, Moderator.

Teaching Experience:

Guest Professor, Sarah Lawrence College: Graduate and undergraduate level writing workshops, 2008-present.

Visiting Writer, Rutgers University-Newark MFA Writing Program, 2014, 2010.

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