University of Mississippi

Douglas Ray

Congratulations to recent graduate, Douglas Ray, on his beautiful new book!
In a sequence of poems, He Will Laugh traces the intense love between two young men. From the excitement of their first meeting to the aftermath of a tragic suicide, the speaker searches for grace and understanding amid his grief and the wealth of memory that remains.
About the author: Douglas Ray is an English Teacher and Director of Summer Programs at Indian Springs School, an independent boarding and day school in Birmingham, Alabama.