Franny Choi

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Franny Choi is a poet and essayist. Books include The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On and Soft Science, winner of the Elgin Award for Science Fiction Poetry.


Choi is a queer, Korean American writer who works at the intersections of race, gender, technology, history, and the speculative imagination. They are the author of three books: The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On (Ecco, 2022), Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019), and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. She has been awarded the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, a Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award, and a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship. In 2016, Choi founded Brew & Forge, a project to build connections between writers and movement workers. They are currently at work on an essay collection about race, feminism, and robots. Choi joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2022.