Laotian American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri is featured in the November 2016-January 2017 issue of Mekong Review.
Also noted in this issue are poets Maung Philar and Khai Q. Nguyen. Founded in October, 2015, Mekong Review is a quarterly literary journal publishing fiction, essays, reviews and poetry from and about Southeast Asia.
Krysada Panusith Phounsiri is a Lao-American artist and engineer. He was born in Laos in 1988 and came to America with his family in 1989. A graduate of UC Berkeley in 2010, he holds a degree in Physics and Astrophysics Double Major and also a minor in Poetry. His debut collection is Dance Among Elephants, was published by Sahtu Press in 2015. His work has been featured in the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and the Smithsonian’s “A Day In The Life Of Asian America” digital exhibit. He recently received first place for Poem of the Year in the Rhysling Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.