Yolanda J. Franklin
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Creative Writing
English and Creative Writing
Office: N201 Callaway Center. Fall 2021 office hours: TBA
Yolanda J. Franklin is a four-time Fulbright Scholar Award finalist and a Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow. Her debut poetry collection Blood Vinyls was published by Anhinga Press in 2018. Her poems appear or are set to appear in Frontier Magazine, Sugar House Review, Southern Humanities Review, and The Langston Hughes Review. Franklin’s poetry also appears in the recent anthology It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop. She is a two-time recipient of the J.M. Shaw Academy of American Poets Award. Franklin is a proud third-generation Floridian, born in the state’s capital—Tallahassee. She received a McKnight Dissertation Fellowship and a Kingsbury Writing Award at Florida State University.