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Tell Me How You Got Here: An Interview With Emily Franklin

Emily Franklin is back, this time with her first collection of poetry, Tell Me How You Got Here (Terapin Books) and she chats with Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about the many and varied sources of her inspiration. 

A Southern Jewish Farmer?!

My Jewish farming journey pointed me back home to the South, and made me long to put down roots in the place that, as a Jewish teenager, I could not wait to leave.

Totally Normal

While my tears flowed and the moment felt surreal, my five-year-old asked me if Elsa from Frozen is real.

The Promise of Tu B’Shevat

Perhaps we can create our own seven species… qualities for this time to help us focus on what we need to find in abundance within ourselves.

Creating a Reflection of Myself

My whole pre-teen and teenage life, I watched films and television shows and thought, “Where am I?” Never before had I seen a girl with a subway map of scars on her body get the guy of her dreams. I had never seen a girl who used a walker be the prom queen.

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