Krista Franklin’s poems and visual art have been published in Poetry, Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, Vinyl, BOMB Magazine, Encyclopedia, Vol. F-K and Vol. L-Z, and the anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Willow Books published Study of Love & Black Body, her chapbook of poems, in 2012. Krista’s work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Columbia Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Mexican Art, and been featured on 20th Century Fox’s Empire (Seasons 2 and 3). She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts–Book & Paper from Columbia College Chicago.