Franny Choi

Franny Choi is a queer, Korean-American poet, playwright, teacher, organizer, and pottymouth. She is the author of two poetry collections — “Soft Science,” which came out last month, and “Floating, Brilliant, Gone” — as well as a chapbook, “Death by Sex Machine.” She has received awards from the Poetry Foundation and the Helen Zell Writers Program, and she has held fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has been featured by the Huffington Post, PBS NewsHour, and the American Poetry Review. She founded the Brew & Forge Book Fair, an event that brings poetry and social justice together. Franny is the author of two plays: “Mask Dances” and “Family Style.” Franny is a senior news editor for Hyphen Magazine and hosts the Poetry Foundation podcast VS along with fellow poet Danez Smith. A member of the Dark Noise Collective, Franny is currently a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan and a Citywide Poets Site Leader at Detroit School of Arts.

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