Raymond Russell


Ray Russell, Russell MacClaren (pen name) has three volumes of poetry, two traditionally published, one self-published, sixteen short stories published in anthologies or online. He’s written songs, children’s stories, two novels, a novella and a series or two that have not been published. He edits for Beneath the Rainbow under his pen name, has been on the board of two poetry societies where he oversaw poetry contests and workshops, read on public TV and numerous open mikes. He is currently beginning a monthly or bi-monthly (to be decided) writers/poetry group at the Algiers Regional Library, where participants will read and offer suggestions on one another’s work.

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR: Write at least 100 poems, put an anthology of short stories and one novel in print, kick off a successful writers/poets group.