Cynthia Cruz's passionate, intense poems inhabit a landscape of fates and fatal hungers, nightmares and dangerous desires, in which enchantment and terror are so intimate that they become on. Reginald Shepherd Reader, take heed: These are no ordinary poems about childhood. In a series of secular prayers, Cynthia Cruz alludes to a girlhood colored by abuse and a brother's death. A beautifully understated sense of menace and damage pervades this vivid, nonlinear tale. JanuaryA California of snow and the surpriseOf illness.
Cynthia Cruz - Cynthia Cruz is the author of How the End Begins (Four Way Books . In the rooms of a rundown palace You said, Ruined.
Cynthia Cruz - Cynthia Cruz is the author of How the End Begins (Four Way Books, 2016) and Wunderkammer (Four Way Books, 2014). Brenda Shaughnessy writes, Cruz exposes that glorious hell that is having a history, having a body, remembering everything and trying to make something good of it. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in German at Rutgers University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You said nothing to me For three long weeks.
The poets C. K. Williams and Cynthia Cruz, at first glance, couldn’t seem more different. Mr. Williams owns a Pulitzer and has published more than 20 books; her latest book is just Ms. Cruz’s second. He casts long, serpentine lines upon the page; she savors the cryptic burst. And Mr. Williams was born into the same 1930s Newark that shaped Philip Roth, while Ms. Cruz came of age in Santa Cruz, Calif. skateboarding and listening to punk.
American poet Cynthia Cruz is the author of Dregs (Four Way Books, 2018), How The End Begins (Four Way Books, 2016), Wunderkammer (Four Way Books, 2014), The Glimmering Room (Four Way Books, 2012), and Ruin (Alice James, 2006). Guidebooks for the Dead, her sixth collection of poems, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2020.