Franny Choi and sam sax read from their recent collections, Franny's chapbook "Death by Sex Machine" and sam's full length "Madness" at Spoonbill Books in Williamsburg. They'll be joined by fellow NCW poet Jayson P. Smith and a special guest to be announced later.
The event is free and open to the public. Books available for purchase on site!
About "Death by Sex Machine": “To be clear, Franny Choi’s poetry has the extraordinary ability to solder with tender focus one moment, then rage like electrical fire in the next.”-- francine j. harris, author of play dead
About "Madness": In this powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health.
About Franny Choi: Franny Choi is a writer, performer, and teaching artist. She is the author of "Floating, Brilliant, Gone" (Write Bloody, 2014), the chapbook "Death by Sex Machine" (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017) and the forthcoming "Soft Science" (Alice James Books, 2019). She has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams and has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has been featured by the Huffington Post and PBS NewsHour, and her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Poetry Review, the Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and the Senior News Editor at Hyphen Magazine.
About sam sax: sam sax is a queer jewish writer, performer, educator, and organizer. He's the author of "Madness" (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series Selected by Terrance Hayes and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018). He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, Bread Loaf & the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, author of four chapbooks & winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award, American Literary Award, and Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, BuzzFeed, Poetry Magazine, Tin House + other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press.