Franny Choi fell in love with words in the fourth grade and discovered spoken word as a high school student, at a crowded open mic in Atlanta. Today, she is an award-winning poet and the author of “Floating, Brilliant, Gone” (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). A Pushcart Prize nominee, Franny has been a finalist at the three largest adult poetry slams in the nation (the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the Women of the World Poetry Slam). She has performed her work in schools, theaters, and festivals across the country. Her poems and stories have appeared in journals such as Poetry Magazine, PANK, Folio, and Fringe, among many others. These days, Franny makes her home in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has spent the past three years working in youth, education, and grassroots organizing spaces. She helps run the Providence Poetry Slam and can usually be found wherever young people are getting amped about poetry. For more about Franny, see www.frannychoi.com
“Franny Choi’s verve, energy, and enthusiasm permeated the room as she showed the students new ways to experience language and demonstrated new techniques for expression. Sure, it was focused on poetry, but there was so much more to be learned about creativity, voice, confidence, and experimentation. It was awesome.
—Prof. Christopher Natalizia, English professor at Johnson and Wales University
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