Soft Science

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Pub Date: 04/02/2019

Pages: 100

Trim: 9 x 6

Publisher: Alice James Books

Imprint: Alice James Books

ISBN 13: 9781938584992

ISBN 10: 1938584996

Price: $16.95

Category: POETRY / American / Asian American

Soft Science

By Franny Choi

Price: $16.95



About the Book

Soft Science 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.

About the Book

Choi pairs complex pain with striking images, wrapping readers in mystical interpretations and
then captures them within reality.


Franny Choi is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014) and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams, and her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, the New England 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. Her second collection, Soft Science, is forthcoming from Alice James Books.