Talia Franks is a writer, poet, translator, cosplayer, and podcaster from Massachusetts. An active and critical participant in the Doctor Who, Marvel, and Percy Jackson fandoms, Talia writes regularly on Word-for-Sense and Other Stories and they have contributed to multiple outlets such as Black Nerds Create, Cambridge Day and Nerdist. They are a contributor to These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology and have written reviews of poetry and prose in translation for Three Percent, a resource for international literature at the University of Rochester. Talia’s poetry and translations have appeared in Mass Poetry’s The Hard Work of Hope and the Brandeis University publications Jaded and Ebony Axis. 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 is a co-host and the executive producer for The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast. Learn more about Talia at wordforsense.com.