Gina Ferrara lives and writes in New Orleans. She has four poetry collections including her most recent Weight of the Ripened (Dos Madres Press, 2020). Amiss, her latest collection, is forthcoming from Word Tech Communications. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Callaloo, The Poetry Ireland Review and Tar River Poetry and was selected for publication in the Sixty-Four Best Poets of 2019 by Black Mountain Press. Since 2007, she has curated The Poetry Buffet, a monthly reading series in New Orleans. She teaches English and writing at Delgado Community College.