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A Book Riot Must-Read Poetry Collection
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.
Franny Choi is a queer Korean-American writer and poet. She has published poetry focusing on social activism and equality, which has won awards and been highlighted in many journals and magazines. She has competed in many slam poetry competitions, where she became increasingly known as a poet.