About the Poet

Jordan E. Franklin is a Black poet from Brooklyn, NY. A Brooklyn College alum, she received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton where she served as a Turner Fellow. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Frontier, [PANK], and elsewhere. She was the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize, and a finalist of the 2019 Nightjar Poetry Contest and the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize.


Her debut poetry collection, when the signals come home, was selected by Prageeta Sharma as the winner of the 2020 Gatewood Prize and will be published by Switchback Books in March 2021; her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, will be published by Tolsun Books in August 2021. 

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