Talia Franks

Talia Franks (they/them) is a poet, writer, and translator born and raised in Massachusetts. 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. 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. On Productivity – Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    February 1, 2019 @ 09:32

    […] I spend most of my solitary meals wolfing everything down as fast as possible and/or attempting to fulfill my resolution to watch every episode of Crash […]


  2. Letting Go of 2019 and the End of a Decade – Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    December 27, 2019 @ 12:37

    […] the beginning of 2019, I made 19 resolutions. I completed debatably seven of them. That’s a success rate of about 37%, which isn’t really […]


  3. 20 Resolutions for 2020 – Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
    January 1, 2020 @ 00:02

    […] had 18 resolutions for 2018 and 19 resolutions for 2019, so can you really tell me that you weren’t expecting this? That said, this is the year […]


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