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Angie Cruz

Associate Professor
CL 609-F

Angie Cruz is the author of two novels, Soledad (Simon & Schuster 2001) and Let It Rain Coffee (S & S 2005), which was also a finalist in 2007 for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has published short fiction and essays in magazines and journals, including VQR, Gulf Coast, CallalooThe New York Times and Small Axe.

She has taught creative writing for over 15 years in academic and nontraditional settings such as Texas A&M University, NYU, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and to middle schoolers for the National Book Foundation’s Bookup in Texas. She has received numerous grants for her teaching and writing, including the Pittsburgh Region Artists Program Fellowship, Creative Development Grant, CUNY Dominican Studies Archives and Library Research Award, Barbara Deming Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, Camargo Fellowship, Van Lier Literary Fellowship, and NALAC Fund for the Arts Fellowship. She has also been awarded residencies: Yaddo, The Macdowell Colony, Art Omi, Fundacion Valparaiso, La Napoule Foundation and The Millay Colony

Cruz is Editor-in-Chief of Aster(ix) Journal, a dedicated space for literature, art and criticism by and about women. She holds a BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Her third novel, Dominicana will be released with Flatiron Books in 2019.  

 

LINKS

Read Angie’s essay, “A Sublet in Washington Heights,” published in the New York Times. 

Asterixjournal.com  

 

TEACHING AND WRITING

“Everyone should take a creative writing class and learn how to tell a great story. Being able to tell a story can hopefully get you out of a fight, potentially make someone fall in love with you, or help you land a job. At the very least mastering the art of storytelling will help you develop a narrative for your life and future. Great stories demand that we look again at the things we take for granted and think critically about the world at large. In class, I combine the act of generating new work, close readings of literary texts, and a nuts and bolts approach on revision so you can eventually work effectively outside of the workshop.”

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