Jennifer Franklin

Jennifer Franklin is the author of two previous full-length poetry collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her work has been published widely in print and online, including American Poetry ReviewBarrow StreetBeloit Poetry JournalBennington ReviewBoston ReviewGettysburg ReviewGuernicaJAMAThe NationNew England Reviewthe Paris Review, “poem-a-day” series for the Academy of American Poets on, Prairie Schooner, and RHINO. She received a City Corps Artist Grant in poetry from NYFA and a Café Royal Cultural Foundation Grant for Literature in 2021. For the past ten years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series and serves as Program Director. She also teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. Her website is


If Some God Shakes Your House

No Small Gift