Franny Choi

Cindy Seip

Franny Choi is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science ( 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (2014), as well as a chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (2017). Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman Fellow, Senior News Editor for Hyphen, co-host of the podcast VS, and member of the Dark Noise Collective.  

Soft Science (Alice James Books) explores queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems grounds its exploration of questions not just of identity, but of consciousness ―how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation. We are dropped straight into the tangled intersections of technology, violence, erasure, agency, gender, and loneliness. Publishers Weekly noted that “. Choi creates an exhilarating matrix of poetry, science, and technology.”