Gina Ferrara was born and raised in New Orleans. Her most recent collection is titled The Weight of the Ripened. Her other works include: Fitting the Sixth Finger; Carville: Amid Moss and Resurrection Fern; Amber Porch Light; Ethereal Avalanche; and The Size of Sparrows. Ferrara teaches English and writing at Delgado Community College as an associate professor. Since 2007, she has curated the Poetry Buffet, a monthly reading series sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library.
Poet, playwright, storyteller and visual artist Jonathan Kline grew up in Northern Michigan. He received an M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Time Art. Kline has presented his works at venues in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, New Orleans, Dublin and Cork Ireland. For more than a decade, Kline's works, including When I was Twenty, The Terminal Hotel, The Nude Questions, and Six Eggs, have garnered praise from scholars, peers and audiences in the United States and overseas. His latest work is The Wisdom of Ashes. Kline teaches in the New Orleans community as an art coordinator for elementary and middle schoolers.
Paris Tate earned an undergraduate degree in English from the University of New Orleans. She is the author of one poetry collection titled All the Words in Between. Her poetry can be found in the anthology Maple Leaf Rag, Tilted House Review, The New Guard Review and Infection House, a New Orleans-based online literary magazine that focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and other events that defined 2020. Tate lives in Metairie and works at East Bank Regional Library. She plans to earn a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.