New Author Bio
Ray's photographs have appeared in the Tennessee Conservationist and the Photographic Society of America Journal. His prose works have appeared in Photo Traveler newsletter, Los Angeles, California, Legacy: The Journal of Interpretation, Fort Collins, Colorado, The Hellbender Press, Knoxville, Tennessee, and other numerous other periodicals.
Ray’s poems have appeared in The Avocet, the Weatherings anthology from FutureCycle Press, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume VI, Tennessee, Texas Review Press, Soundtrack Not Included, Nashville Writers Meetup, A Tapestry of Voices, the Knoxville Writers Guild, and other literary publications. He served as Executive Editor, Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets.
Ray has read and performed his poetry at numerous local and regional venues, including the Southern Festival of Books, Nashville. He has served as a master of ceremonies at numerous events and currently produces and hosts the Fifth Tuesday event at Star Line Books, Chattanooga.