"My goal as a poet is always to be brave and to make work that resonates on some level with other people. I want my work to be the vehicle that not only allows me to see, but to understand the world around me. I want to help other writers. But most importantly, I want people who aren’t necessarily writers to be able to look at my work and see themselves reflected somehow. I want them to know that their experiences deserve to be heard and shared and seen. I want black girls to feel seen and acknowledged because we are beautiful and we deserve all of the wonderful things that this world has to offer."
by Jiwon Choi