Kathy Z. Price Bio
Kathy Z. Price is a Cave Canem Fellow. She is also a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her poetry is included in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Henry Holt. '' She was awarded an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship with the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, and received a scholarship award for The Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Poet and musician Kathy Z. Price made her debut in the children's-book field with the publication of The Bourbon Street Musicians. Based on the traditional folk tale "The Bremen Town Musicians," The Bourbon Street Musicians, Clarion/Houghton Mifflin received a starred review from ALA Booklist, a National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book Award, a New York Times Book Review and is included in Best Children’s Books of the Year, by Bank Street College. Price's story entertains younger listeners with a lyrical text that swings with the music of New Orleans jazz. The New York Times states: "In her first book for children, Kathy Price has made the journey itself, the story."