Bright Soil, Dark Sun

Coming soon!

The God of Happiness

Main Street Rag, 2016

“Samuel T. Franklin’s poems glimmer like graffiti in streetlight, where the ragged and dispossessed rush and rule. Yet the author makes it easy to believe we are all ghosts “haunting light and shadow.” With guts like Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits, Franklin is filled with a charge to juke, jive, and spill poetry that is accessible, sure, but don’t be fooled; these poems are rendered by a trained ear and tongue.” — Dave Malone, author of View from the North Ten

Order The God of Happiness