Poet Jay Mouton has been writing ever since he can remember. He believes his love for writing to be the result of a DNA combination between his father's love of Louisiana bayou country, and his mother's creative mind. Jay has published numerous works in national literary magazines, as well as hundreds of music reviews on various musical artists. His most recent publications include works in The New Plains Journal, Ellipsis, The Reston Review, Tennessee English Journal, and the Chattanoogan.com. Jay is currently at work on his seventh collection of poetry, and spends his free moments in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.