Episode 74: Franny Choi

Franny Choi’s chapbook Death By Sex Machine uses the framing of artificial intelligence to look at things like voicelessness, dehumanization, Asian fetishism, and more. In our conversation, Franny and I talked about her book, about the ethics of making art that uses other people’s voices, about writing lines that surprise yourself, and about Asian American solidarity. Then in the second segment, Franny talked about a recent trip she took to Korea.

(Conversation recorded July 24, 2018.)

Bonus Reading: Subscribers to the KTCO Patreon campaign can hear Franny read her poem "Oh My God, How Does It Feel To Be Korean Right Now?"

Michael SakasegawaWriting, Poetry