Letisia Cruz

Poet

Saint Petersburg, FL

Author's Bio

Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and artist. She is the author of The Lost Girls Book of Divination (Tolsun Books, 2018). Her poetry manuscript Shotgun Feathers was shortlisted for the 2021 Sexton Prize for Poetry. Her chapbook Chonga Nation was selected as a finalist in the 2018 Digging Press Chapbook Series and the 2016 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest. Her writing and artwork have appeared in [PANK], Ninth Letter, The Acentos Review, Gulf Stream, Saw Palm, Third Coast, Duende, Moko Caribbean Arts & Letters, 300 Days of Sun, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Ink Brick, and Sakura Review, among others. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her partner and their cats, plants and several hundred lizards.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering (Jai-Alai Books, 2021)
,
Listen Here, Jackalope: A Tolsun Books Anthology (Tolsun Books, 2019)
,
From Pantyhose to Spandex: Writers on the Job Redux (Serving House Books, 2017)
,
Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue (Serving House Books, 2017)
Book:
The Lost Girls Book of Divination (Tolsun Books, 2018)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Camajuani
Cuba
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Last update: Jun 09, 2022