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Talia Franks

Talia Franks (they/them) is a poet, writer, podcaster, and translator born and raised in Massachusetts. Talia writes regularly on Word-for-Sense and Other Stories and they have contributed articles to both Black Girls Create and Nerdist. They are a contributor to These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology, and their poetry has appeared in the Brandeis University publications Jaded and Ebony Axis. Talia is also the host of the podcast Into the Archives. They are an alum of the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference and of the Columbia Publishing Course, and earned a Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities from Brandeis University. When not reading, writing, or translating Talia enjoys hiking, meditation, spending time with friends and family, indexing their personal library, and trying to find more time in their schedule to read. You can find Talia on Instagram and Twitter as @talia_franks and you can support Talia on Ko-fi or Patreon.


  1. Robert Dudley
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:12

    I just finished Silence, and enjoyed my read. I recently read Circe and Song of Achilles, plus saw the play ,The Iliad,at the Utah Shakespeare Festival…a grand slam Homer if you will.


    • Talia Franks
      October 9, 2018 @ 11:38

      I quite enjoyed all three of those books (as you might have guessed considering I reviewed all of them) but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play version of the Iliad, though I have read a few different translations of it. Would you happen to know who adapted the version that you saw?


  2. Robert Dudley
    October 9, 2018 @ 14:30

    Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare


  3. Book Reviews in Review Part I – Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    November 30, 2018 @ 06:24

    […] recounts the Trojan war through the love story of Achilles and Patroclus; and even more hauntingly, The Silence of the Girls, by Pat Barker which recounts the Trojan war through the capture and rape of the girls and women […]


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