Franny Choi

Editor, News

Franny Choi is Hyphen's Senior News Editor. She is a Kundiman Fellow and the author of two poetry collections: Soft Science (Alice James Books) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing). She co-hosts the Poetry Foundation podcast VS and is a member of the multidisciplinary arts collective Dark Noise. She lives in Detroit.

Asian Americans in the Running: Andy Kim

A former White House advisor in New Jersey is talking health care and taxes; Republicans say he’s “not one of us.”


In the lead-up to the midterm elections, Hyphen is profiling a handful of Asian American candidates in key races. Be sure to catch up on our coverage of Texas's Gina Ortiz Jones and Arizona's Anita Malik.



Asian Americans in the Running: Gina Ortiz Jones

An Air Force Veteran Fights for Health Care in a Key Texas Battleground

Over the next few weeks, Hyphen will profile a handful of Asian American candidates in key races in the midterm elections. Our first installment follows Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas’ battleground 23rd Congressional District.



What Korean and Mexican World Cup Fans Can Teach Us About Solidarity

How to really root for each other? Reunite families and demilitarize borders.


One of the most delightful moments of this World Cup so far has to be the brief, ecstatic alliance that was formed between Mexico and South Korea after the latter beat Germany, the defending champions, 2-0. At the time, fans of Mexico’s team had been busy mourning the fact that their loss to Sweden meant they were almost certainly out of the running. Then, news came that Korea had beat the odds, eliminating Germany in the group stage for the first time since 1938 — and sending Mexico through.

Asian Americans are part of a diverse national coalition fighting hate violence

19 organizations unite to combat hate incidents — but they vary on their stance on what role police should play

On the evening of Wednesday, May 31st, a Pride flag that had been flying outside the home of the mayor of San Luis Obispo, California was set on fire and left on her doorstep.