Ona Gritz
Ona Gritz's second book for children, Tangerines and Tea: My Grandparents and Me, was named Best Alphabet Book of 2005 by Nick Jr. Family Magazine and one of six best children's books of the year by Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine. Her poetry has been published in numerous online and print literary journals. In 2007, she won the Inglis House poetry contest, the Late Blooms Poetry Postcard competition and was nominated for two Pushcart prizes. Her chapbook of poems, Left Standing (where "Luggage" first appeared), was released by Finishing Line Press in 2005.