Michael Franco

Michael Franco is a Professor of English at Oklahoma City Community College, where he teaches composition and humanities. An alumnus of his workplace, he also attended the University of Central Oklahoma, earning both a B.A. and M.A. in English. Franco has been writing for PopMatters since 2004 and has also served as an Associate Editor since 2007. He considers himself lucky to be able to experience what he teaches, writing and the humanities, firsthand through his work at PopMatters, and his experiences as a writer help him teach his students to become better writers themselves.

Features // 24 Articles
Reviews // 100 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

"We Just Kinda Broke All the Rules": An Interview with Lucinda Williams | 16 Oct 2014 // 9:14 PM

Throughout her long and legendary career, Lucinda Williams has garnered a reputation for dismissing any notions of rules, expectations, or boundaries.

"I Never Believed in Background Music": Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes | 23 Jul 2014 // 9:14 PM

Rich Robinson was half of the Black Crowes, but as a solo artist, he's finally flown into his most distinct, powerful effort to date.


Johnny Marr: The Messenger | 24 Feb 2013 // 5:06 PM

A quarter century after the demise of the Smiths, Johnny Marr finally steps out into the limelight, front and center.

The Gaslight Anthem: Handwritten | 23 Jul 2012 // 6:06 PM

“I can’t move on and I can’t stay the same,” Fallon sings in “45”. That may be the most truthful revelation to be found in all of Handwritten.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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