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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 they have contributed articles to both Black Girls Create and Nerdist. They are a contributor to These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology, and their poetry has appeared in the Brandeis University publications Jaded and Ebony Axis. Talia is also the host of the podcast Into the Archives. 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. 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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  1. A Trio of Tricksters: Eclipse the Past, Usurp the Future Chapter Fourteen: I See What You Did There – Jesmalestiel Tells Tales
    07/17/2020 @ 10:41 PM

    […] Fic Recommendation: Yes, I’m recommending another one of my fics because I did, in fact, write another oneshot, guilty as charged! BUT I think that y’all will really like The Houses of Zabini, especially if you liked the scene with Daphne and Blaise in this chapter. I haven’t referenced this explicitly in the main text because its relevance hasn’t been strong enough in the trio’s narrative, but my Blaise is trans. Since The Houses of Zabini is about Blaise’s youth and has a strong focus on his mother and his upbringing his trans identity matters a lot more in that space. The Houses of Zabini is cross-posted on Black Girls Create. […]


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