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Associate Professor of English
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


PhD, Literature and Creative Writing, Texas Tech University, 2012

MA, Literature and Creative Writing, Ohio University, 2009

BA, English, Brigham Young University, 2007

awards & Honors

2016 Finalist - Utah Book Award

2016 Best American Essays Notable Essay: "The Full Montaigne"

2015 Creative Nonfiction Book of the Year -  Association of Mormon Letters

2015 Best American Essays Notable Essay: “Houseguest”

2011 Sport Literate Magazine Essay Contest, First place.

2006 Grand Prize, Random House Contest,Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writer's


Joey Franklin is the author of My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married (University of Nebraska Press, 2015). His essays and articles have appeared in Poets & Writers, Gettysburg Review, The Norton Reader, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and creative writing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and he is currently working on a memoir about the saints and scoundrels hiding in his family tree.