Floating, Brilliant, Gone Read Online Free - Beginning at loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone moves steadily through the many complicated textures of identity, anxiety, and absence. Using a language that is as volatile as the world it tries to occupy, these poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected moments. Like a ghost speaking from the ruins of memory, Choi's electrifying debut is at once fiercely imaginative and eerily familiar.
|Title||:||Floating, Brilliant, Gone|
|Number of Pages||:||80 pages|
August 24, 2016
I wish I had come across Franny Choi much before now, that way I would have been able to enjoy her slam poetry for longer. Much like the many people I love on Button Poetry, she either brings me joy with the activism through her words, or makes me extremely displaced with society at large. Both a...
December 16, 2015
I cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to find a poet in our generation who can speak about this depth of themes. Choi's use of imagery, her honesty and her ability to openly translate loss and sexuality make me admittedly envious of her writing skills. Combined with her visual poetry and collab...
January 01, 2016
Floating, brilliant and here to stay.
August 08, 2017
3.75 stars. I've been listening to Franny Choi talk about poetry a lot, lately, and I finally got around to reading her book, which is a cool little grouping of poems and artwork by Jess X. Chen. I really appreciate this as a book of poems that don't all carry the same tone or style or subject -...
April 13, 2017
This book is why Franny is my favorite poet. I loved everything about it, and would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's beautiful, but in a violent way. It's sad, but in an uplifting way. It's full of contradictions, yet coherent somehow. I loved it.
March 15, 2018
I may have even gotten a little dizzy on this wildly creative meditation on identity and culture. Choi is a creative writing teacher so the supplementary lesson plans online for teaching these poems were eye-opening and worth downloading.
September 03, 2017
A lot of poets and readers of poetry are tired of birds. My advice, read Franny Choi! I'm ready to take flight. Excellent collection.
September 24, 2015
Franny Choi is a Korean American poet and "Floating, Brilliant, Gone" is her illustrious debut from Write Bloody Publishing. Jess X Chen's accompanying illustrations add a surreal and haunting element to an already moving set of poems. Deftly written, Choi maintains an exquisite range from the qu...
May 09, 2014
Floating, Brilliant, Gone is, quite simply, the best book of poetry I've read this year (from a press that never fails to delight). Between the pages is a heart that takes a hit and then hits back, a breathless throat that croaks its way up to a howl and then a steady hum. These poems lay emptine...
December 31, 2015
Franny Choi is an incredibly dynamic poet; this collection never sits still in one form of poem, which makes her incredible use of language all the more exciting.
The book is dreamy yet hard hitting, a beautiful meandering through Choi's thoughts and larger themes of grief and identity.