Franny Choi & Abraham Smith - Salt Lake City
Sep 15, 2017, 7:00 pm
Franny Choi & Abraham Smith
Floating, Brilliant, Gone & Ashagalomancy
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueWeller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
In a preview of the next day's Literary Death Match showdown, Weller Book Works hosts poets Franny Choi and Abraham Smith.
FRANNY CHOI is a writer, performer, and teaching artist.
She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014) and the forthcoming chapbook Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press). 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 Project VOICE teaching artist and a member of the Dark Noise Collective.
Abraham Smith is the author of four poetry collections: Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Presently, he is at work upon a poetry manuscript about cranes–birds whose song and stature electrify him. Destruction of Man, his book-length poem about farming, is forthcoming in 2018 from Third Man Books.He recently moved to Ogden, Utah to join the English faculty at Weber State University.
This event is made possible with support from Weller Book Works and Utah Humanities.