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Bryan Thao Worra is the first Laotian American writer to hold a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the award-winning author of several books including On The Other Side Of The Eye, BARROW, Winter Ink, Tanon Sai Jai, Touching Detonations, and The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs.

He is the creative works editor for the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and the Arts and Entertainment Editor for Asian American Press. He works actively to support the work of Lao and Southeast Asian American writers across the country.

Over at Martian Migraine Press they released for the call for their 2016 anthology Cthulhusattva: Lovecraftian Tales of the Black Gnosis. The deadline to submit something ends 12/15. If you've got something that's thoughtful, chilling, and in line with their core premise regarding the Cthulhu Mythos, I recommend sending something in.

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On The Other Side Of The Eye
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2007
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Demonstra: A Poetry Collection
4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Tanon Sai Jai
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Between Souls
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Historical Lovecraft
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Future Lovecraft
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How Do I Begin?: A Hmong Am...
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James Priest Hello Bryan and friends,
My fantasy novel, The Spell of No'an, was selected for Kickstarter.
To see the project, follow this link: > Search projects > kirins fantasy trilogy
To learn about Kickstarter, click this link:
Thanks very much and all the best,

Alien  Citizen Thanks for the comment Bryan! I've only just realized that people are leaving me comments on my profile. How exciting. I see you are a newly published poet...I can't wait to read your book!

Aberjhani Please allow me to congratulate you on the publication of ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EYE. It sounds like an exciting and groundbreaking work. I wish you much success with it and hope to read it in the not-too-distant future.

Poet-I-Am Aberjhani

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