Alba Cruz-Hacker, poet. Photo courtesy of Idyllwild Arts Academy
Poet, writer, teacher and translator, Alba Cruz-Hacker, will read from her recent works at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 9. The reading will be held in the Fireside Room in Nelson Hall on the Idyllwild Arts campus.

The Dominican-American Alba Cruz-Hacker is the author of “No Honey for Wild Beasts,” which has been published in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

A Pushcart Prize nominee, she was the recipient of the 2007 University of California, Riverside Poet Laureate award, 2007 Tomas Rivera selection in poetry and 2010 Poets and Writers’ Reading/Workshop grant for her work with underserved populations. She has taught at University of California, Riverside, its Palm Desert Graduate Center and at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle.

The reading is free and open to the public.