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Franny Choi

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Franny Choi

Franny Choi is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014) and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She is an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan, cohost of the poetry podcast VS, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her second collection, Soft Science, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2019.

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Because I did not have to smell the cow’s fear,
because I did not have to pin the man, watch his eyes
go feral, because I did not have to drag the stones 
that formed in the child’s body, because I did not sheathe 
my hands in dank soil, or skirt the machine’s battering, the needles
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