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A Future We See Ourselves In: Talking with Bryan Thao Worra

This week, the Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced that I’ve been elected as the organization’s new president. I’ll be the first Lao American to lead a speculative literature organization, and Little Laos on the Prairie has asked me to speak a little about that today. The Science Fiction Poetry Association‘s mission is to bring together international writers interested in poetry featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the imagination. Founded in 1978, every year we publish several journals, hold contests and present 3 major literary awards for writers. I myself was a recipient of the Elgin Award for Book of the Year in 2014.┬áThe organization also provides resources for poets seeking professional publication and networking opportunities. And these opportunities are definitely needed. Although today science fiction and fantasy seem common in most corners of artistic endeavor, such as film, novels, and the visual arts, poetry is one area that’s received less attention even as remarkably innovative work is being done there. While awards aren’t everything in the literary arts, it’s hard not to notice the …

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Happy Bryan Thao Worra Day

As 2016 is upon us, so is the official birthday of LLOTP’s editor-poet-community-advocate-extraordinaire, Bryan Thao Worra. For the past 20 years, Bryan has highlighted the Lao American experience and social issues of the community through his nuanced craft of words. To celebrate, we offer you a treat from his 2009 book of poems, Tanon Sai Jai. Happiest birthday, B!