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Alka Roy

Born in Ranchi, India, Alka Roy has a degree in engineering and an MFA in creative writing. Her poetry, fiction and interviews have appeared in various journals and magazines. Her translations related works have been published in, Modern Poetry of Pakistan (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011) and Role of Translations in Nation Building (2012). She has served in boards of various human rights and sustainable development organizations and has been involved in theater projects with Seven Stages, Emory University and Working Title Playwrights' 24-hour plays and a short play reading as a playwright/performer/director. She has directed and performed street plays, has won two playwright slams and is trained in the Theater of the Oppressed. She really enjoys collaborating with musicians on audio poems.