Just announced by the Minnesota State Arts Board:
Bryan Thao Worra, Saint Paul
$6,000 — to promote and build new audiences for his first book of poetry and his recent work, especially among historically underserved audiences, and to complete his second book of Laotian American speculative poetry.
A special thanks goes obviously to all of the judges but more importantly to my publisher, Sam's Dot Publishing and all of my very, very supportive friends and readers who believe in my work! :)