Kathy Z. Price is the author of Mardi Gras Almost Didn't Come This Year, Simon & Schuster 2020 and The Bourbon Street Musicians, Clarion/Houghton Mifflin 2002, which received a starred review from ALA Booklist, an National Council of Teacher Notable Book Award, a New York Times Book Review and is included in Best Children’s Books of the Year, by Bank Street College. She is a 2019 Hedgebrook Fellow, has been an Edward Albee Fellow, and a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. Her poetry is included in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, African Voices, The World, Cayenne, and Longshot. She’s a performance poet who has performed her work at Lincoln Center, St Marks Poetry Project, The Whitney Museum as well as performances in Central America and Europe. Poet and musician Kathy Z. Price made her debut in the children's-book field in 2002 with the publication of The Bourbon Street Musicians. Based on the traditional folk tale "The Bremen Town Musicians," Price's story entertains listeners with a lyrical text that swings with the music of New Orleans jazz. Along with its jazzy pace, Price's tale is enhanced by her poetic style.
Kathy Price is also the editor of Issue 11, A Gathering of the Tribes, featuring, notables such as Sapphire, Bill T.Jones , legendary Faith Ringgold,and jazz violinist, Regina Carter, and noted by Toni Morrison as a "beautiful issue".Ms Price is the recipient of a 2005 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry. She has received literary residency awards with Province Fine Arts Work Center, Squaw Vally Community of Writers, Hall Farm Arts Education and Wildacres, and Cave Canem.