Cruz is the author of three collections of poems: Ruin , published by Alice James Books in 2006, The Glimmering Room , published 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 and art writings have been published in Hyperallergic, The Enemy Reader, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica. Cruz is also currently at work on two poetry anthologies: one of Latina poets and the other, a collection of poetry by female poets around issues of consumption and nourishment. She is also currently at work on a collection of essays on language and iterations of silence. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Cruz earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts and is currently pursuing a PhD in German Studies at Rutgers University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.