Dennis Cruz is a Los Angeles native who has been writing prose, poetry, and fiction for over 20 years. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, his family immigrated to the U.S. when he was just an infant. His work has been featured on public radio stations KPFK and KXLU, and he has performed extensively throughout the Los Angeles area. He has featured his work in many Los Angeles literary establishments, including; Beyond Baroque, Skylight Books, and The World Stage. He was also selected as one of the newer poets to watch, by the ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library. He lives in North-East Los Angeles with his wife and son.