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Born in Ranchi, India, Alka Roy has a degree in engineering from University of Notre Dame and an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She is a dancer and performance artist who has served on boards of various nonprofit organizations and writes interviews and articles for a local Atlanta-based magazine. Her works have appeared in Alhamra Review, Del Sol Review, The Flying Island, Khabar, Linen Weave, NUVO, Passages North, Phoebe, and Wire Sandwich. Her translations related works have been published in anthologies, Modern Poetry of Pakistan (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011) and Role of Translations in Nation Building (2012).

She has also 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. Her current works-in-progress include a graphic short story and collaborations with musicians on audio poems.