Ray is the senior editor of the anthology Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets, and author of the poetry chapbook First Days. His poetry, nonfiction, and photography have appeared in regional and national publications. He has appeared as a storyteller and a performance poet at numerous Chattanooga area events. He is particularly pleased that his poem “Glen Falls Trail” received an award from the Tennessee Writers Alliance and appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume VI, Tennessee (University of Texas Press). Ray edits the Chattanooga Chat, the newsletter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Chattanooga Chapter.