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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Krista Franklin  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Illustrator Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Web -- http://www.kristafranklin.com
-- Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krista_Franklin
-- WorldCat: -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Krista++Franklin


Illinois Connection

Franklin lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Krista Franklin is a writer and visual artist, the author Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020), the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body (Willow Books, 2012). She is a Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Awardee, and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual art has exhibited at Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Foxs Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Too Much Midnight
ISBN: 1642591300. OCLC Number: 1130322355

Haymarket Books. .

Krista Franklin's work emerges at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Krista lives in Chicago, IL. Krista Franklin draws on Pan African histories, Black Surrealism, Afrofuturism, pop culture, art history, and the historical and present-day micro-to-macro violence inflicted upon Black people and other people of color, working to forge imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions of liberation. Featuring 45 poems, 40 artworks, an author statement and an interview, Too Much Midnight chronicles the intersections between art and life, art and writing, the historical and the speculative, cultural and personal identity, the magical and the mundane--