Meet the Author: Jennifer Franklin & Silvina López Medin

Meet the Author: Jennifer Franklin & Silvina López Medin

Saturday, September 23

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet the Author: listen to local authors read from their newest books. This month: Jennifer Franklin and Silvina López Medin.
About the authors:

Jennifer Franklin has published three full-length collections, most recently, If Some God Shakes Your House (Four Way Books, March 2023). In 2021, she received both a Cafe Royal Foundation Grant in Literature and a NYFA/City Artist Corps Grant in Poetry. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by journals and the Pushcart Committee and has been published widely in anthologies, print publications, and online including in American Poetry Review, Beloit, Bennington Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, The Common, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry Society’s “Poetry in Motion,” and Prairie Schooner. Most recently, Diane Seuss chose one of Franklin’s poems for The Academy of American Poets “poem-a-day” series in March 2023.

She holds an AB from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University where she was the Harvey Baker Fellow. 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 craft workshops in Manhattanville’s MFA program. She lives in New York City with her husband, her daughter, and their rescue pit bull, Dottie.

Silvina López Medin was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Croton on Hudson, New York. She has published five books of poetry including La noche de los bueyes (Loewe Foundation International Young Poetry Prize), 62 brazadas (City of Buenos Aires Poetry Prize), That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove (tr. Jasmine V. Bailey, Carnegie Mellon University Press), and Poem That Never Ends (Winner of the Essay Press Book Contest). She co-translated Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet and Robert Hass’s Home Movies into Spanish. She has taught poetry workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, Manhattanville College, the International Writing Program/University of Iowa, and NYU. She is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.