Roberta Payne was educated at Stanford, UCLA, and Harvard. She taught Latin at the University of Denver. She's published personal essays in the Gettysburg Review (two), Narrative, Calyx (fall, 2018), Aeon, Shenandoah, Folia, and others. She's also done translations from the Italian with McGill-Queens Univ. Press and Columbia University. Several of her essays on psychology have been published in anthologies by Boston and Oxford University Presses. Her book-length memoir is titled "Speaking to My Madness: How I Searched for Myself in Schizophrenia." She does "outsider art," the art of the marginalized. She is currently working on two novels.