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Wayne Scott Ray

Agent: HMS Press
108 - 390 Princess Ave
London, Ontario, Canada


Wayne (Scott) Ray is the founder of HMS Press publishing (1983). He was born in Alabama. He spent most of his first fifteen years with his family on Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville, Newfoundland until moving to Woodstock Ontario in 1965. He is presently residing in London Ontario. He started the Multicultural Poetry Reading Series (University of Toronto), Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Contest, co-founder and Secretary/Treasurer and National Coordinator of the Canadian Poetry Association (1985-88 Toronto & 1992-1995 London) and co-chairman of the League of Canadian Poets: Associates (Toronto) for 1985/86. He was co-director of the Beaches Poetry Workshop (Toronto) in 1983. He was elected to the Executive of The Ontario Poetry Society as its District Area Manager for 2015-2016.
Since moving to London he has helped form the local chapter of the C.P.A He
was the recipient of the Editors Prize for 'Best Poet Published in 1989' from
Canadian Author and Bookman. He was instrumental in helping establish the
London Arts Council in 1994 and is the Past President of the London New Arts
Festival for 1999-2001. He is listed in Who's Who in Ontario 1995. Wayne has
several books of poetry and non-fiction published as well as credits in; anthologies, periodicals, journals and newspapers across Canada between 1983 and 2016. His publishing endeavours (HMS Press) continue and 6 books are planned for 2016. HMS Press books are now available in E-Readeron


1983: ''Suburban Eyes'', HMS Press, ISBN 0-919957-03-X
1984: ''Auschwitz'', [[Unfinished Monument Press]], ISBN 0-920976-21-2
1985: ''The Captain'', HMS Press, ISBN 0-919957-13-7
1987: ''Uketorinin'', Hamilton Haiku Press
1988: ''Arboreta and Botanical Gardens of Canada 2nd ed.'', HMS Press, ISBN 0-
1991: ''Horticultural Influences in the Founding of HMS Press'' ISBN 0-919957-26-9
1991: ''Beatrice Dickerskin'', CPA (London) BookClub BookLits, ISBN 0-919957-32-3
1991: ''Writing Haiku: Shashin-Kaku Style'', CPA (London) BookClub BookLits, ISBN
1991: ''Creative Plagiarism'' CPA (London) BookClub BookLits, ISBN 0-919957-27-7
1992: ''Giants of the North'', Third Eye Press, ISBN 0-919581-78-1
1993: ''Twin Peaks: an essay'' CPA (London) BookClub BookLits, ISBN 0-919957-
1997: ''Regional Short Stories: The Literary Highway'', ISBN 1-55253-009-4
2003: ''In A Dream'', Mercutio Press, ISBN 0-9731768-7-3
2004: ''She Cast No Shadow'', Harmonia Press, ISBN 0-9688885-2-6
2005: ''Going Down Goose Lane Toward Broken Jaw: Fredericton Poems & Stories'',
Harmonia Press, ISBN 0-9688885-9-3
2014: "Jaiku haiku", Beret Days Press, Toronto ISBN 978-1-926495-03-3
2016: Shantih Journal flash fiction
2016/07: Fox Adoption Magazine

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • If You Like: flash fiction
  • Nonfiction

  • Participoet! An early history of the Canadian Poetry Association & HMS Press publishing 1984-2005
  • Poetry

  • Hoarfrost: Collected Poems: 1994 - 2013
  • Going Down Goose Lane Towrds Broken Jaw