Kristyn Garza

Mailing Address:
Creative Writing Program
English Department
University of Notre Dame
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556


St. Edward's University, BA magna cum laude, English Literature

Area of writing: Poetry

Kristyn grew up in McAllen, Texas near the U.S./Mexico border. She moved from McAllen to Austin to pursue her degree in English Literature at St. Edward’s University where she earned her bachelor’s. Her poetry has been published in Apricity MagazineThe Sorin Oak Review, and New Literati. During her time as an undergrad, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Sorin Oak Review for the publication of its 30th Volume. She later held the position of President and Editor-in-Chief of New Literati for two years until her graduation. The twenty-two year old bisexual Chicana writes a lot about her experiences, identity, and culture as a borderland native; her struggles with mental illness and trauma; and most of her work is particularly interested in: violence, connection,  borders/barriers/boundaries, and healing from physical, emotional, and mental wounds both as individuals as well as a collective.