Nancy Roach

Nancy Roach is an Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design with more than thirty years of experience in the documentary film business. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School in 2013 and attended the Tin House Summer Workshop in 2021. Roach lives in Queens, NY and has recently completed her first novel, in which an eighty-one year old former salesman strives to break free of assisted living by writing a smash hit musical. Find her at

Hazardous Sharps

I have no idea if I completed whatever task I had been summoned for, but I remember the vehemence of his plea: If you know nothing else, you need to know this.