Jeffrey Franklin grew up in Chattanooga, TN, though for over 20 years he’s called Colorado home. His previous poetry collection is For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Hudson Review, Measure, New England Review, Rattle, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, and Southern Poetry Review. A manuscript of his received the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and his poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry. Since 2000 he has served as the poetry editor for the North Carolina Literary Review, selecting the finalists for the annual James Applewhite Poetry Prize.
He received his MFA and Ph.D. from the University of Florida and works as a professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, teaching mostly the history of the English novel and critical theory and writing. His recent scholarly books are The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (2008) and Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain (2018), both from Cornell University Press. He lives in Denver with his lifetime partner, Judy Lucas.
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (August 30, 2021)