On the Magic of Roya Marsh’s dayliGht
From Our New Podcast Collaboration with FSG, Well-Versed
In her stunning debut, dayliGht written in protest to an absence of representation, Roya Marsh recalls her early life and the attendant torments of a butch Black woman coming of age in America. In lush, powerful, and vulnerable verses, dayliGht unpacks traumas to unearth truths, revealing a deep well of resilience, a cutting sense of irony, and an astonishing fresh talent.
In this week’s episode of Well-Versed with FSG, celebrating National Poetry Month, MCD Assistant Editor Danny Vazquez discusses Marsh’s debut poetry collection.
For the rest of the month, we will be publishing readings and interviews in partnership with FSG. Read more about how they are celebrating National Poetry Month here. And of course, the FSG Poetry Hotline is back. Each day, you can call 385-DIAL-FSG (385-342-5374) to hear FSG President and resident poet Jonathan Galassi or Publisher Mitzi Angel recite a favorite poem. Keep calling—they’ll feature a new poem every weekday.