Ray McManus

Poetry, 2023

Ray McManus is the author of three books of poetry: Punch., Red Dirt Jesus, and Driving through the Country before You Are Born. He is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina – Sumter, where he teaches Irish Literature, Southern Literature, and Creative Writing. 

Headshot of Ray McManus, poetry instructor for the 2023 Wildacres Writers Workshop.

When he is not teaching, Ray directs the South Carolina Center for Oral Narrative, serves as Writer in Residence at the Columbia Museum of Art, and chairs the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Academy of Authors. 

For more information, visit Ray’s website