Montana Ray

Montana Ray is a feminist writer & mother of three-yr-old Amadeus. Her work has appeared recently in Lana Turner Journal, La Petite ZineAsymptote JournalNarrative Magazine,and Everyday Geniusamong other publications. Her translations of the early work of Spanish, feminist poet Francisca Aguirre are available from Argos Books, ”The Other Music: Selected Poems from the 1970s” (Sept. 2011). Her concrete gunpoetry has been published in chapbook form, (guns & butter), by Dancing Girl Press (Sept. 2011), and the full-length mansucript (guns & butter) was a finalist for the Yale Series of Younger Poets (2012). Ray has collaborated on two artist books with painter Maria Stabio, most recently Cenotaph, which is housed in NY collections such as, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library & The Oracle Club’s Library &, abroad, in Doha, Qatar. Ray’s visual poetry has been included in group exhibitions locally & abroad, including Colectivo Tlacuache’s exhibition, Mujer, in Oaxaca, Mexico (Sept. 2011). Before moving to Brooklyn to pursue a dual MFA in poetry & translation at Columbia University, Ray co-founded & ran an arts education company based in Washington, D.C. In addition to hosting the Circumference Podcast Series, she currently co-hosts and curates The Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon with the lovely Natalie Peart.