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Bryan Thao Worra

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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.



Twin Cities Geek did a nice interview with me this week ahead of my turn as a Guest of Honor at the CONvergence convention in Bloomington this weekend. Photo by fellow Lao American poet and photographer Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri. And I guess I'm going to have to talk to someone about getting more of these Tuk Tuk vs. T-Rex t-shirts made.


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Published on July 02, 2015 06:44
Average rating: 3.80 · 410 ratings · 67 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
On The Other Side Of The Eye
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2007
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Demonstra: A Poetry Collection
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BARROW
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Tanon Sai Jai
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Between Souls
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“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing.”
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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:
www.kickstarter.com > Search projects > kirins fantasy trilogy
To learn about Kickstarter, click this link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/hello?ref=nav
Thanks very much and all the best,
Jim


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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