Transatlantic client Roya Marsh was interviewed in the Bronx Times about writing who she wants you to be and her forthcoming poetry collection SAVINGS TIME.

“The poems are speaking to how we are saving ourselves. How we’re working with each other to save our souls, to make it a world where more of us want to live and more of us want to work in and more of us want to share in,” Marsh said.

Read the full interview here:

SAVINGS TIME explores both the Black rage and Black joy inherent to healing and grief, illuminating the power of mental health, queerness, solidarity, and storytelling.

Bronx, New York native, Roya Marsh is a poet, performer, educator and activist. She is the author of dayliGht, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry. She works feverishly toward Queer liberation and dismantling white supremacy. Roya is the co-founder of the Bronx Poet Laureate, a PEN America Emerging Voices Mentor, Lambda Literary faculty and the awardee of the 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, BAM, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, Lexus Verses and Flow, On One with Angela Rye, BET and The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket 2018).

Roya is represented by Amanda Orozco.