Roya Marsh

Credit: David Hong
Credit: David Hong

Credit: LaQuann Dawson
Credit: LaQuann Dawson

Credit: LaQuann Dawson
Credit: LaQuann Dawson

Credit: David Hong
Credit: David Hong

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A Bronx, New York native, Roya is a nationally recognized poet, performer, educator and activist. She is the Poet in Residence at Urban Word NYC and works feverishly toward LGBTQIA justice and dismantling white supremacy. Roya’s work has been featured in numerous places including,  Poetry MagazineFlypaper MagazineFrontier Poetry, the Village Voice, Nylon MagazineHuffington Post, The Root, Button Poetry, Def Jam’s All Def Digital, Lexus Verses and Flow, NBC, BET and The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2: Black Girl Magic(Haymarket 2018).


In Spring 2020, MCD × FSG Originals published Roya Marsh’s dayliGht, a debut collection of experimental poetry exploring themes of sexuality, Blackness, and the prematurity of Black femme death—all through an intersectional feminist lens with a focus on the resilience of the Black woman.  

'Living Dead'
'Black Joy'
'7 Sacraments of Coming To Peace With My Molester'

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