when the signals come home
Coming March 2021
Selected by Prageeta Sharma as the winner of the 2020 Gatewood Prize, Jordan E. Franklin's debut poetry collection addresses her complicated feelings on her family, identity, and home in the wake of her father's illness and hospitalization.
Forthcoming from Switchback Books.
boys in the electric age
Coming August 2021
Tolsun Books' description of the forthcoming chapbook, boys in the electric age: "Rather than deal with an uncertain future, Jordan E. Franklin stumbles into distraction. From Tom Hiddleston's effortless charm to Sonic the Hedgehog's revving legs to Hendrick's disciple André 3000 to a bizarre cocktail of music, movies, and games, the poet slips into a maelstrom of pop culture to ease her own unease. Through dialects of TV sets and playlists, Franklin confronts her gender and sexuality. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll witness these poems bypass the static for just long enough to make some sense of the world around us."
Forthcoming from Tolsun Books.