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 DEMONSTRA, 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.


Remembering Pos Moua, 1 Year Later

The groundbreaking Hmong poet and educator Pos Moua passed away a year ago in Merced, California on April 22, 2020 as our communities began to mark 45 years of the Lao & Southeast Asian Diaspora. We’d known and supported each other’s work for 20 years, but we only met once in person in 2017. That’s […]
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Demonstra: A Poetry Collection

4.62 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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On The Other Side Of The Eye

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BARROW

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Tanon Sai Jai

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Before We Remember We Dream

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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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message 3: by James

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


message 2: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:17PM)

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!


message 1: by Aberjhani (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:58AM)

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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