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Krista Franklin

Krista Franklin is a poet and visual artist from Dayton, Ohio who lives in Chicago. Her poems and visual art have appeared in several publications including Clam, Callaloo, nocturnes 2: (re)view of the literary arts,, and in the anthologies Bum Rush, The Page: a def poetry jam, and Gathering Ground. Her collages have been published on the covers of award-winning books and she has exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. She is a Cave Canem Fellow who has performed her poetry internationally, and she is the co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars. You can visit her website at