About Brenda Ray

Brenda Ray, writer, singer, poet, and storyteller, is an internationally touring artist from Boise, Idaho and an MFA graduate from The New School University in New York. Her memoir essay, "The Most Beautiful Thing" won Seattle's Arksey Essay Contest and her spoken word album, "The Blue Room" was awarded an invitation to England's Glastonbury Festival. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brooklyn Magazine, Yahoo, The Coil Magazine, Cirque Journal, The Cheat River Review, and Four Chambers Press, among others. Brenda's work has also been heard by Sofar Sounds New York, The National Endowment of the Arts' Poetry Out Loud, Boston's Cantab Lounge, The Seattle Grand Slam, The National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Chicago's Girl Radio, Radio Boise, and many many more places. She is a freelance writer and copy editor who’s helped with branding, websites, campaigns, products, essays, and manuscripts. She currently resides in New York, New York where she is a teaching fellow at The New School University.


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