Chaz Lamar Cruz

Raised in the deserts and cities of southern California by his Louisianan maternal grandparents, Chaz Lamar Cruz writes from a place of possibility and wonder. He is a graduate of Cal State LA, and the University of San Francisco. He is a poet, educator, and the author of In Case You Forgot, Busy Ain’t The Half Of It, (both co-authored with his favorite Michigander, Frederick Smith). He can be contacted at or Instagram/Twitter @chzcruz.