It's been a few months since my last post here, but just for the fun of it, here's a few of the new poems that have been coming up while I work on my latest projects to address the refugee imagination for Laotians around the world through poetry, visual art, and interdisciplinary activities. What are some of your favorite poems from Laos? Who are some of your favorite poets, and what do you like to read in their poetry?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Friday, October 13, 2017
As some of you may have noticed, over the last few weeks we've been slowly doing the rollout for Laomagination over at Thaoworra.com or http://thaoworra.wordpress.com. On The Other Side Of The Eye will continue to be active but we'll slowly be putting the more important and useful posts over at Laomagination. After the 12th anniversary of On The Other Side Of The Eye, I anticipate this site will be largely maintained as an archive rather than actively updated. Thank you for your support!
Some books recently came to my attention where I'm apparently cited for one reason or another. Sharing them here so that I have a reasonably accurate note on what they were.
Dictionary of Midwestern Literature - Volume 2, Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination. 2016.
Asian America: A Primary Source Reader, featured my poems "E Pluribus Unum," and "Golden Triangle Holy Mountain," in 2016.
Cited in The Best Horror of the Year Series, Book 6, 2014 and in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection
The Great American Mosaic: An Exploration of Diversity in Primary Documents [4 volumes] in Sept. 30, 2014 by Gary Okihiro and Lionel Bascom.
Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms, 2016.
My thanks to everyone who took the time to read my work and engage with it. I look forward to writing more for you all in the future. In the meantime, study hard, and keep imaginative!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
My perspective on the Ken Burns documentary, "The Vietnam War," and what it means for Lao, Hmong, Cambodians and others, was recently posted over at WHYY in Philadelphia! Catzie Vilayphonh's story will be coming up soon, as well. I appreciate everyone who's given us all some great feedback on this subject. I've put some expanded remarks over at Laomagination, and some additional resources for anyone who's curious about the issue.