Join us as we welcome poets Franny Choi and sam sax for the Madness Machine Tour!
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.
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.