P.O. Box 2204
Chattanooga, TN 37409
Ray Zimmerman’s creative endeavors include photography, storytelling, nonfiction writing, and poetry.
Ray currently edits the Chattanooga Chat, newsletter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Chattanooga Chapter. Copies available at http://www.chattanoogatos.org
Book Reviews and Critical Reviews
Ray’s book reviews appear at Amazon.com. Book reviews and some critical reviews of performances appear on his Facebook page. He currently has a backlog in this department. Please do not send copies of your book. View his reviews at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A14X3ING7BLY83/ref=cm_cr_rdp_pdp
Ray is currently converting his extensive collection of 35 mm slides and negatives to digital format. He has photographed natural areas at Chattanooga, Assateague Island National Seashore, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park. His images have appeared in Tennessee Conservationist magazine and the Photographic Society of America Journal.
Poems have appeared in:
Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets - Ford, Falcon, and McNeil (Executive Editor). This collection is currently available from the editors, Ray Zimmerman and Bruce Majors. It is no longer available as a hard copy from Amazon.com, but may be released as an ebook at a future date.
First Days - Finishing Line Press
Ray wrote these poems while recovering from Coronary Bypass Surgery. The collection begins dark and ends on a hopeful note. It is available from Finishing Line Press online bookstore, from Amazon.com, and from the author.
Ray’s poem “Glen Falls Trail” won second place in the Tennessee Writers Alliance poetry contest (2007) and appears in the Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee (2013).
Nonfiction has appeared in Cappers (Topeka), Legacy: the Journal of Interpretation (Fort Collins), Photo Traveler Newsletter (San Francisco), The Hellbender Press (Knoxville), Envirolink (Chattanooga), The Art of Living (Chattanooga), and 2nd and Church (Nashville). Samples are available on his website http://rayzimmerman.weebly.com and on his blog at http://rayzimmerman.blogspot.com.