The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes on

Franny Choi

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Named A Most Anticipated Book by: LitHub * Vulture * Time * A PW 2022 Holiday Gift Pick

One of: Time's "100 Must-Read Books of 2022" * NPR's 2022 "Books We Love" Vulture's "10 Best Books of 2022"

A Goodreads Readers Choice Award Semifinalist

From acclaimed poet Franny Choi comes a poetry collection for the ends of worlds--past, present, and future. Choi's third book features poems about historical and impending apocalypses, alongside musings on our responsibilities to each other and visions for our collective survival.

Many have called our time dystopian. But The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On reminds us that apocalypse has already come in myriad ways for marginalized peoples.

With lyric and tonal dexterity, these poems spin backwards and forwards in time--from Korean comfort women during World War II, to the precipice of climate crisis, to children wandering a museum in the future. These poems explore narrative distances and queer linearity, investigating on microscopic scales before soaring towards the universal. As she wrestles with the daily griefs and distances of this apocalyptic world, Choi also imagines what togetherness--between Black and Asian and other marginalized communities, between living organisms, between children of calamity and conquest--could look like. Bringing together Choi's signature speculative imagination with even greater musicality than her previous work, The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On ultimately charts new paths toward hope in the aftermaths, and visions for our collective survival.



Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 11/01/2022
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780063240087


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/01/2022 pg. 10
Publishers Weekly 10/17/2022
Library Journal 11/01/2022 pg. 113
Shelf Awareness 12/09/2022