Jennifer Franklin has been Program Director of HVWC since 2014. She concentrated in English and Creative Writing at Brown University and holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her most recent poetry collection is No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in March 2023. Franklin is a recipient of a 2021 CRCF Literature Grant and a 2021 City Artist Corps/NYFA grant for poetry. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, JAMA, The Nation, Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Prairie Schooner, and Rhino. For the past nine years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She lives in New York City. Visit her website here.