In this electrifying debut, Franny Choi leads readers through the complex landscapes of absence, memory, and identity. Beginning in loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone explores life as a brief impossibility, “infinite / until it isn’t.” Punctuated with haunting illustrations by Jess X. Chen, Choi’s poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected moments.
“A thin, muscular book that crackles with energy.” — The Providence Phoenix
“Funny, heartbreaking, and unpretentiously intelligent.” — Ploughshares
“A haunted house with windows opening onto surprising moments of beauty and joy.” — Muzzle Magazine