Soft science

by Franny Choi

Paperback, 2019





Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2019]


A Book Riot Top Queer Poetry Collections to Read During National Poetry Month Paris Review Staff Pick A Book Riot Must-Read Poetry Collection Recommended by Buzzfeed News A Rumpus Book Club Pick One of Nylon's Best Books to Read in 2019 One of Lit Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019". . . Choi creates an exhilarating matrix of poetry, science, and technology." --Publishers Weekly "...Franny Choi combines technology and poetry to stunning effect."-BUSTLE "...these beautiful, fractal-like poems are meditations on identity and autonomy and offer consciousness-expanding forays into topics like violence and gender, love and isolation."-NYLON 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.… (more)

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LibraryThing member b.masonjudy
Soft Science is so goddamn seering! Choi's concept is high but she pulls off the interweaving of technology and scientific vocabulary with vulnerability and (as much as one can) raw all too human experiences.



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