Marzetta is a musician, photographer, and writer from Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a B.A. in English and communications media. from Alabama A&M University and a M.A. in English The University of Alabama, respectively. Marzetta’s research and writing interests predominantly include womanist, queer theory.
A Southern poet at heart, she is inspired by her roots in Wilcox County, Alabama, to explore such intersections in Black kinship and the flesh. Her passions include personal narratives, documentary film making, and performing.
She is currently enjoying creating cool art and chasing her dreams.
B.A. English, Communications &
Alabama A&M University
This is when I came into myself and realized the true power of Black literature and Black performance on a professional level. I took film, rhetoric of Hip-Hop, screenwriting, acting, directing, oral performance, voice and diction, journalism, post-colonial theory, creative writing, poetry, African American literature, World Literature, Black Drama, art history, music theory, and all the other courses that taught me how to ART!
M.A. English Literature
The University of Alabama
During my graduate fellowship I focused on Black southern queer theory and tracing back countless historical archives and documents to find out that the root of our problems all lead to white supremacy and colonialism. Well, nothing new there. So, I focused my research on how to use the archives and teach literature for community healing and helping individuals understand their way of being to live freely. AKA, therapeutic pedagogies.
Publications & Literary Affiliations
The Garden: Poems| Marzetta’s House Publishing, 2022
The Black Queer Literary Imagination| The University of Alabama, 2022
Audio Reader, Passengers Journal| Sept 2021-Present
The Bones Stay Audiobook Reader, Passengers Press| 2022
“Artivism and the Sacrifice of the Black Child in LeRoi Jones’ “The Baptism” and “The Toilet”” |The College Language Association Convention, 2023
Assistant Editor: fiction, non-fiction, & poetry, Black Warrior Review| Jan 2021-2022
Society of Early Americanist, Presenter & Panelist| 2021
Hudson Strode Graduate Conference, Presenter |2021
Poetry and playwriting award-winner and Alabamian author Marzetta debuts her first poetry collection for the spiritual gurls. The Garden captures the life and love of Black Southern folk, exploring the intersections of queerness and womanhood.The Garden is a place where you can show up as your authentic self, and be grounded, healed, and spirituality fed.
BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW
FALL/WINTER 2021 48.1
Assistant Editor, Fiction
Black Warrior Review centers and supports human beings and aesthetics historically underrepresented in literary publishing.
Passengers Journal is an online literary and visual arts publication that seeks artists whose work challenges and perhaps offends prevailing artistic or societal sentiment.