Author Archives: Laomagination Media

About Laomagination Media

Focused on a mission to develop a body of multicultural, multimedia resources that meets the needs of Lao Americans and their friends and families interested in the speculative arts, whether it’s science fiction, fantasy, horror or other artistic genres engaging the Lao imagination and heritage.

Kundiman Writing Retreat Applications Open

The Kundiman writing program applications opened on December 1st and will be available until January 15th at $25 for consideration. This year’s instructors in poetry are Sun Yung Shin, John Yau, and C. Dale Young. In Prose, lê thi diem thúy, Jon Pineda, … Continue reading

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6 Hmong American poets you need to read right now

Over at Buzzfeed, Bryan Thao Worra, a Lao American poet, shared a quick snapshot of Hmong American poets doing amazing work, particularly poets who had their own books out. You should take a look at his list and consider giving … Continue reading

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2017 Asian American poetry books

Over at Laomagination, Bryan Thao Worra recently compiled a list of Asian American poetry books published throughout 2017. This follows over a month of research and conversations with scholars, poets, publishers, and other members of the community across the US. … Continue reading

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Poem: “Squirrel” by Souvankham Thammavongsa

  SQUIRREL   We have a squirrel in the living room but it’s dead   It doesn’t look dead the eyes   filled with green glass beads are open   four little paws frozen in a pose and a fluffed … Continue reading

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LSA Fresno Book Launch for Lao Voices of the Central Valley

Community members are invited to attend the book launch party of Lao Voices of the Central Valley this Saturday, December 2nd at 6PM. It will be at the FIRM (Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries). Contributors will have a book reserved for them. If contributors … Continue reading

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Bryan Thao Worra reads poetry at Wordbrew

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Ohio creates new art scene for Lao, Southeast Asian Americans

Be sure to check out the final report from Timothy Singratsomboune on the success of the recent art exhibit in Ohio for Southeast Asian American emerging artists.

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