Monday, December 12, 2016

2016 Asian American Poetry Books

In case you missed it, Bryan Thao Worra did a roundup of the Asian American poetry books and chapbooks printed in 2016. While there were no chapbooks by Lao American poets this year, it was still a largely successful year with almost 50 Asian American poets successfully having their poetry collections published. Congratulations to everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Water~Stone Review features Laotian, Hmong writers

“An Exchange in Ukiah, CA, 2557” is in the 2016 issue of Water~Stone Review. Written by Bryan Thao Worra, it’s exciting to see poetry from Lao writers included. Be sure to check it out along with all of the other wonderful writers featured in their latest issue, which is centered on the theme of “Paper Bones.” They held their Annual Reading and Reception on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7PM at Kay Fredericks Hall in the Klas Center on the Hamline University campus in Saint Paul. There was a brief public reception after the reading.

This issue is also noteworthy for its inclusion of four award-winning Hmong writers: Soul Choj Vang, Mai Der Vang, Kao Kalia Yang, and May Lee Yang.  Water~Stone Review is a literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. The review publishes work in all genres as well as essay/reviews and writers’ interviews. Features include three contests and photography curated by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.