About Talia

Talia Franks

Talia Franks grew up wanting to be a professional polymath and at some point realized that was basically code for nerd.

Talia likes their feminism intersectional and their entertainment diverse, and they created Word-for-Sense to share their thoughts about fandom, philosophy, paganism, writing & social justice.

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. Talia writes regularly on Word-for-Sense and Other Stories and they have contributed articles to both Black Girls Create and Nerdist. They’ve also written reviews of poetry and prose in translation for Three Percent, and their poetry has appeared in the Brandeis University publications Jaded and Ebony Axis. Currently, Talia works as the Events and Communications Coordinator for Mass Poetry.

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.

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