Judge: Z - Naturalist
Z-Naturalist aka Ray Zimmerman
Ray has worked as a park ranger/naturalist and in the tourism industry. His freelance journalism has appeared in the Chattanooga Pulse and the Appalachian Voices web site. His poetry has appeared in Catalpa, The Avocet, Number One (Gallatin, TN), The Weatherings Anthology (FutureCycle Press), and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume 6, Tennessee (Texas Review Press). His chap book, First Days, is available from Finishing Line Press.