Kathleen Balma is a youth services librarian, navy veteran, and the author of Gallimaufry & Farrago (Finishing Line Press, 2018), a poetry chapbook. She received a Master of Library Science and MFA in Poetry Writing from Indiana University. A Fulbright scholar and Pushcart Prize winner, she is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams scholarship at Sewanee Writers' Conference and a writer-in-resident fellowship at Rivendell Writers' Colony. She grew up in the Ohio River Valley and has lived in the Ozarks, the Great Lakes region, Andalucía, New South Wales, Western Australia, Castilla la Mancha, New England, and Acadiana. She makes her home in New Orleans.