As a multidisciplinary writer, Kathy Z. Price’s work is included Triquarterly, Cincinnati Review, Bayou, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. She is the author of Mardi Gras Almost Didn’t Come This Year (Simon & Schuster 2022), which details a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina - it received starred reviews from The Horn Book, ALA Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.
She is a New York Foundation of the Arts award recipient as well as a Hedgebrook, Edward Albee, and Cave Canem Fellow. Price is also the winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Competition and was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry and Best of the Net in creative non-fiction.
Her essays published in Hippocampus, Yellow Arrow, Idaho Quarterly, and more are excerpted from the memoir in progress: Hymns from the Golden Gate Bridge, A Skywalker’s Daughter Growing Up East Palo Alto; she completed a preliminary draft of the manuscript at while MacDowell. The project is a coming of age story/memoir hybrid consisting of essays that depict life in the “Harlem of Silicon Valley” - East Palo Alto. She also created a labyrinth and an installation in her studio as research for her verse novel under contract, Back When Girls Could Fly.