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Margarita Cruz recently received her MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. Vice President of the Northern Arizona Book Festival, she is currently a columnist for Flagstaff Live! and an assistant editor at Tolsun Books. She is also a rotating radio DJ for Words and Notes based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Her works have been featured in PANK Magazine, Chapter House Journal, and the Susquehanna Review. Find her @blue_margaritas anywhere.