Roya Marsh | Poet, performer, educator and activist

Artist’s Bio:

Bronx, New York native, Roya Marsh is a nationally recognized poet, performer, educator and activist. She is the author of dayliGht (MCDxFSG, 2020) and works feverishly toward LGBTQIA+ justice and dismantling white supremacy. Roya is the co-founder of the Bronx Poet Laureate initiative, a PEN America Emerging Voices Mentor, 2021 faculty with Lamda Literary’s Writer’s retreat for Emerging LGBTQ+ Voices  and the awardee of the 2021 Lotus Foundation Prize for poetry. 

Roya’s work has been featured in numerous places including, The Academy of American Poets, Poetry Magazine, the Village Voice, Nylon Magazine, Huffington Post, The Root, Button Poetry, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Lexus Verses and Flow, NBC, BET and The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2: Black Girl Magic(Haymarket 2018).

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What students and teachers say about Roya:

This is something new for the kids to write poetry, but we went along with theme of activism and it was a good experience for them, especially not just writing and creating poetry but also performing it on a microphone to an audience.
Ms. Chiu at P.S. 1M

We are really happy that Roya did poetry with the students because now we are doing poetry in the 2nd grade. We are building on what she did. We have students coming up and feeling very proud of what they were saying.  There were several who made a really big impression on the listeners. You could hear and see the reaction of the audience members. – Susie at P.S. 1M