Cynthia Cruz is the author of three collections of poetry: Ruin, published by Alice James Books in 2006, The Glimmering Room, publish by Four Way Books in 2012, and Wunderkammer, her third collection, was published by Four Way Books in 2014. Her fourth collection, How the End Begins, also from Four Way Books, is forthcoming in 2016. Her essays, interviews and art writing have been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, Guernica, and Hyperallergic. Cruz is also currently at work on two poetry anthologies: one, a collection of Latina poets and the other, a collection of poetry by female poets on the issue of consumption and nourishment. She is also at work on a collection of essays exploring issues of language and silence. Cruz has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts. In the fall Cruz will be pursuing a Ph.D. in German Studies at Rutgers University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.