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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. escapevelocities
    October 28, 2019 @ 11:53

    This is so beautiful, and I agree 100%. Fanfiction is as valid a form of literature as anything else, and can be every bit as profound and meaningful as any other form of literature.


  2. NaNoWriMo 2019 and More Thoughts About Writing (Fanfiction Edition!) – Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    November 13, 2019 @ 07:31

    […] P.S. If you’re interested in another passionate defense of fanfiction from me, check out last month’s post, Making Time in a Busy World: A Defense of Fanfiction. […]


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