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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 is host of Into the Archives: A Fanfiction Podcast and co-host of The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast. They are a contributor to These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology and their poetry has appeared in Mass Poetry's Hard Work of Hope, Brandeis University's Jaded and Ebony Axis, and in the Black Girls Create Obsidian Archives. They are an alum of the Bread Loaf Translator's Conference and 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, swimming, 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.

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  1. UPG vs. Headcanon: Two Sides of the Same Coin? - Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    January 27, 2022 @ 17:41

    […] from 6/8/2020 Words are Weapons: Nonbinary Trans Thoughts About J.K. Rowling from 9/15/2020 and Why fanfiction is the only Harry Potter content for me from 5/12/2021 for more updated thoughts on Harry […]

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    February 8, 2022 @ 09:37

    […] are Weapons: Nonbinary Trans Thoughts About J.K. Rowling from 9/15/2020 and Why fanfiction is the only Harry Potter content for me from 5/12/2021 for more updated thoughts on Harry […]

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    June 6, 2022 @ 16:18

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  4. Wizard v. Muggle Media & Thoughts About J.K. Rowling - Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    June 6, 2022 @ 16:21

    […] Note: Read my most recent thoughts about Harry Potter and J K Rowling […]

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  5. Hogwarts Pride: A Meditation on my Relationship with Harry Potter, Fandom, and Queer Identity - Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    June 6, 2022 @ 16:26

    […] Note: Read my most recent thoughts about Harry Potter and J K Rowling […]

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  6. Making Time in a Busy World: A Defense of Fanfiction - Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    June 6, 2022 @ 16:52

    […] developed from fanfiction, or from the source text of the majority of the fanfiction I read, the Harry Potter series. Likes and dislikes, passions, genres of music and poetry (what is the true difference […]

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