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 <a href="https://word-for-sense.com">Word-for-Sense and Other Stories</a> and they have contributed articles to both <a href="https://blackgirlscreate.org/author/talia-franks/">Black Girls Create</a> and <a href="https://nerdist.com/author/talia-franks/">Nerdist</a>. 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 @talia_franks on <a href="https://instagram.com/talia_franks">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/talia_franks">Twitter</a> as @talia_franks and you can support Talia on <a href="https://ko-fi.com/wordforsense/">Ko-fi</a> or <a href="https://patreon.com/taliafranks">Patreon</a>.