Cynthia Cruz is the author of 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). Her fifth collection of poems, Dregs, is forthcoming in the fall of 2018 by Four Way Books. The editor of a new anthology of contemporary Latina poetry, Other Musics, forthcoming in 2019, her first collection of essays, Quietude: Essays on Silence and Power, is forthcoming in 2018 by BookThug. Cruz is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and a Hodder fellowship from Princeton University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.