Franny Choi

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“Just pure, incredible poetry.”  — Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine


“Franny Choi names and praises loss with striking wit and candor; nothing stays gone. Her poems dare us all to live, live, live.”  — Rachel McKibbens


“Franny Choi is not afraid to write into places that other people are scared to go. I think her heart is beating faster than the rest of us. And we need to follow that drum.”  — Sarah Kay

“She creates a language that plays, mutates, borrows, defiles, and never for a moment becomes too serious that it can’t laugh at itself.”  — Renee Gladman


“Franny Choi writes rangy, risky poems. This is a breath-taking debut by a gifted young poet, who is only at the beginning of her transit. How lucky for the rest of us to be around for the ride.”  — Rick Benjamin


“Franny captures her viewer with quick wit and honest delivery, whatever the medium.”  –Pages to Pixels


“Poet Franny Choi Pictures a World Without Police,” PBS NewsHour, November 2015.

“Franny Choi” (interview), Divedapper, November 2015.

“Poetry off the Shelf: Social Media, Race, and Disney Princesses” (podcast), the Poetry Foundation, October 2015.

“Vital Signs: On ‘Open Letter from Jessica Alba to My Father,’ by Franny Choi,” Muzzle Magazine blog, October 2015.

“[REVIEW] Floating, Brilliant, Gone by Franny Choi,” PANK Magazine blog, May 2015.

“Franny Choi Enthralls with Spoken Word Poetry,” The Spectator, May 2015.

“Bust Magazine Rocks The Loft with Night of Leading Feminist Writers,” Twin Cities Daily Planet, April 2015.

“Review: Floating, Brilliant, Gone, by Franny Choi,” Muzzle Magazine, November 2014.

“Interview with Franny Choi,” Spit Journal, November 2014.

“Interview: Franny Choi,” the California Journal of Women Writers, October 2014

“The Words to Lil’ Wayne’s ‘P**** Monster,’ Rearranged by Frequency,” the Huffington Post, October 2014.

“The Lightning Room with Franny Choi,” Interview with PANK Magazine, July 2014

“Meet Franny Choi, Your New Favorite Poet,” the Providence Phoenix, April 2014

“Franny Choi: Speaking With Two Mouths”, Interview with Voice of America, March 2014

Poetry Magazine Podcast, March 2014

“시를 공연 형식으로 보여주는 무대, 스포큰워드를 아시나요?” (“Poetry in Performance: Have You Heard of Spoken Word?”), Topclass Magazine, March 2014 (Korean only)

“Weekend Warrior Presents: Franny Choi,” the Sojo Scoop (Sojourner House)

30 Under 30Muzzle Magazine

“The Word Behind Spoken Word,” Student Life (Washington University in St. Louis)

Interview: Franny Choi, Pages to Pixels