Franny Choi is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). She is a Kundiman Fellow, a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, and a recipient of a 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She is currently a Bolin Fellow in English at Williams College, and she co-hosts the podcast VS alongside fellow Dark Noise Collective member Danez Smith.
The first time I left home was before I was born. I was barely formed. A scrap. A sample, at best. I was more my mother than me, then, I think. We can’t remember. The plane lifted my mother’s body lifted mine away from all the earth […]