Tony Ray Morris spent his childhood in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia and Eastern Kentucky. Much of his fiction and poetry reflect the region's lasting influence. After working over a decade as a machine operator in a paper factory, he enrolled in college and eventually found his calling in journalism. He's won several writing awards, including the Louisiana Literature Poetry Prize and the Tennessee Writers Alliance Poetry Prize. He lives with his wife, poet Danelle LeJeune, and their four children, two cats, and a dog in a farmhouse nestled in Southeast Georgia.

Other Works

  • Pulling at a Thread

  • Tony Morris' Greatest Hits

  • Back to Cain

  • Fugue's End


Awards and Recognition

  • Louisiana Literature Prize
  • Tennessee Writers Alliance Award
  • Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award