Reading for the Union of Cuban Artists and Writers, 2008.
R.D. Roy is originally from Montreal. His Anglo/Francophone heritage and working class background are often reflected in his writing.
He's published two collections of short stories, The Colours Found in Bruises, (Panegyric Press) and a short novel, A Pre-emptive Kindness, (Hidden Brook Press). His work has appeared in several anthologies, Montreal’s Matrix magazine and The Windsor Review. Roy's first book of poetry, Three Cities, was released by Hidden Brook Press in 2008.
Roy was a feature reader at the International Book Fair in Havana (2007, 2008), the Al Purdy People's Poetry festival, 2007, Hot Sauced Words, Toronto (2008), and with Toronto's DUB poetry collective (2006, 2007).
"RD" has given anti-war poetry readings to combat veterans returning from deployment in the Middle East.
He continues to work, publish, and radio broadcast with the Tribe of Irritable Poets, and he is a member of the Organic Poetry Collective in Belleville, Ontario.
A collaborative collection of poems that examines "Life & Death in Cheap Motels" was released on June 27, 2009, in Kingston, Ontario by Roy and Kingston writer/poet Jen Londry.
Currently, Roy's projects include the editorship of a memorial anthology for poet Michael MacWhirter which is being published by Hugh Barclay's Thee HellBox Press. Roy's latest collection of poems, In the 4th Person (Panegyric Press) will be released in July, 2010 in Marmora, Ontario at the Al Purdy People's Poetry Festival.