MARS Marshall is a writer and cultural organizer born, raised, and based in Detroit. Their work intimately explores desire and longing through the lens of reclaiming the Black Trans body. Marshall is a Lambda Literary Arts Emerging Writers Fellow in poetry and a Crescendo Literary Art Poetry Incubator Fellow. Their poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Foglifter Journal, Gertrude Press, the Shade Journal, the Lambda Literary Art anthology Emerge, and elsewhere. Marshall currently serves as the director of the Allied Media Conference.