Margaret Ray

Margaret Ray grew up in Gainesville, Florida. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.

Ray is the author of Good Grief, The Ground (BOA Editions, 2023), winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, selected by Stephanie Burt, and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Bisexual Poetry. She is also the author of the chapbook Superstitions of the Mid-Atlantic (Poetry Society of America, 2021), selected by Jericho Brown for the 2020 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Prize.

Ray’s work has also won the Third Coast Poetry Prize and has been short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize (United Kingdom). She teaches in New Jersey.