ISBN 9781938584992, 1938584996
Trade Paperback | 100 pages
Choi pairs complex pain with striking images, wrapping readers in mystical interpretations and then captures them within reality.
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". . . Choi creates an exhilarating matrix of poetry, science, and technology." —Publishers Weekly
"...Franny Choi combines technology and poetry to stunning effect." –BUSTLE
“…these beautiful, fractal-like poems are meditations on identity and autonomy and offer consciousness-expanding forays into topics like violence and gender, love and isolation.” –NYLON
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.