RAY SHEA . . .

. . . is a nonfiction writer and poet. His work appears regularly in The Rumpus, and his writing has been featured or is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, The Austin Review, Hobart, Phoebe, Split Lip, Fourteen Hills, Heavy Feather Review, fwriction : review, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. He has appeared in both of Chin Music Press’s acclaimed anthologies of post-Katrina writing, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? and Where We Know: New Orleans as Home.

He is currently at work on a memoir about fatherhood, violence, addiction, and memory.

Ray is a software designer by day, a film geek, a tattoo fanatic, and an incurable introvert. He’s a fourth-generation Bostonian son of a merchant seaman, grew up in New Orleans, has lived in San Francisco and Texas most of his adult life, and is desperately trying to escape Austin.