Dennis Cruz Los Angeles native

Dennis Cruz

Dennis Cruz has been writing and performing his poetry for over 20 years. Born in Costa Rica and brought to the United States as a young boy, he inhabits the voice of the perpetual outsider and the purely American dissident. Cruz is the author of No One: Poems 2009, and Moth Wing Tea. He has been published in numerous anthologies as well as online publications including THE CHIRON REVIEW, The Nervous Breakdown, Crush Fan Zine, and Sensitive Skin Magazine. He has lectured at the USC Community Literature Incentive, the Harvard-Westlake preparatory school, as well the LA county Jail for men and women. 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 Northeast Los Angeles with his wife and son.

His latest collections of poems The Beast Is We is now available.