Friday, February 3, 2017

Bridging The Gap Of Dreams (2017) "Lao American Documentary Feature

A new documentary capturing some of the stories in the Lao American community including artist Chantala Kommanivanh and Wanda Sihanath, a thalassemia survivor, Sengvilay Aphay, Thonglouane Keorajavongsay, Akarath Soukhaphon, Alex Hanesakda, Kate Volarath, Chasen Chau, and the Lao Youth Summer Camp (M.E.O.F).

Lao Science Fiction Writer talks with Nerds of Color

Lao American Science Fiction Writer Bryan Thao Worra was featured on the Nerds of Color recently from his time during the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's CTRL+ALT program in New York. Be sure to catch his interview!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Laos featured in new anthology CAPITALS

Lao Poetry Online announced the release of “Capitals: A Poetry Anthology,” a poetic examination of 185 cities by contributed work of 173 poets from all continents. The publisher is Bloomsbury in India.

 The collection is presented as “…A lyrical extravaganza, evocative of personal experiences and unique insights, Capitals embodies a medley of harmonious notes struck across the globe, resulting in the confluence of poignant imagery and soulful verse. A remarkable anthology to acquaint you intimately with the Capital cities of the world, it describes in exquisite detail their undulating terrains and pulsating lifelines and their cities beckon even the most seasoned traveler with promises of discovery. ”

 “Capitals” took three years to complete, edited by Abhay K, an accomplished Indian poet-diplomat and the author of two memoirs and five collections of poems.

Contributing poets include Derek Walcott, Bryan Thao Worra, Mark Strand, Ruth Padel and George Szirtes among others. Laos is represented with the poem “Vientiane in 12 Haikus.”