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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.


  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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