Works by Ray Zimmerman
Freelance Journalism –In Ray's most recent article, he describes the efforts by the Chattanooga Zoo to restore the Hellbender, North America's largest salamander.
An article about migratory hawks appears here:
Ray's article about Snorkeling in Appalachia appeared in Appalachian Voices. https://appvoices.org/2020/09/09/snorkel-appalachia-freshwater
Ray's essay, "The Dance of Leaves," won the prose division in the Chattanooga Writer's Guild's December Contest. Read the essay here.
Hear Ray read this essay in an interview with Richard Winham
Ray's fictional work, "Life After Writing," won the Chattanooga Writers Guild. prose division, October 2020 Contest and appeared on their web page. https://chattanoogawritersguild.org/contests/october-2020/
His poem, "Hellbender," won the third-place award in the Age 65 and Older division of the Poets Playground contest of Tennessee Magazine and appears on their web page. https://www.tnmagazine.org/poets-playground-nov-2020-winners/
Ray's photograph of a green heron appears on the May page of the Chattanooga Audubon Society's 2021 Calendar.
Ray authored an article about Chattanooga Poet and Naturalist Robert Sparks Walker for the Chattanooga pulse.
An article about Chattanooga poets appeared in the Chattanooga Pulse "Chatty on the Mic" http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/features/chatty-on-the-mic/
"From Page to Screen Casper Cox Searches for Hidden Rivers" also appears in the Chattanooga Pulse.
Short Essay - Postcard from Hiwassee Island
Poems – “Driving to New Hope” and “Late August Collage” in Catalpa Magazine, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Long Essay – The Tonic of Wilderness https://wayback.archive-it.org/10525/20190514114730/https://www.csuchico.edu/watershed/2017-spring/nonfiction/zimmerman-ray.shtml
Ray Edits the newsletter of The Tennessee Ornithological Society, Chattanooga Chapter http://chattanoogatos.org/newsletters/
Beginning in October, Ray will be editing the newsletter of the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild https://chattanoogawritersguild.org/
Ray’s Poems have also appeared in several fine literary magazines and anthologies, including but not limited to:
The Avocet (Fountain Hills, AZ)
Number One (Gallatin, TN)
Quill and Parchment (Online)
Weatherings Anthology (FutureCycle Press, Lexington, KY)
The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume VI, Tennessee (Texas Review Press)
Ray’s poem “Glen Falls Trail” won an award in the Tennessee Writers Alliance 2007 poetry contest. He presented the poem at their awards ceremony at Legislative Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee, in October of that year.
Before 2010, Ray's Journalism appeared in:
Legacy: The Journal of Interpretation, Fort Collins, Colorado
Photo Traveler Newsletter, San Francisco, California
Cappers, Kansas City, Missouri
Hellbender Press, Knoxville, Tennessee
Envirolink, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Art of living, Chattanooga, Tennessee