My newest book of Lao American speculative poetry, DEMONSTRA is currently available for pre-sale from Innsmouth Free Press at a special discount rate until Saturday, November 16th. You can pick it up for $8.50 + $4.00 shipping and handling before the price goes up to its normal $10. It will only be available in hard-copy!
That's 170 pages of poetry, research notes, and other goodies, including art by acclaimed Lao American artist Vongduane Manivong special to this collection. Asian American Press recently covered the pending release.
Here are two recent reviews:
“These poems are not bound by language. They leap from one to the other — indeed, one realm to the other — not bound my myth, not bound by life, not bound by earth. Where they land, a world all their own. You ever read your biography in a foreign language filled with foreign characters? At the end, you come out with an intimate understanding of who you are, your place in the places you call home. Don’t let the zombies and moon-eating frogs fool you. These poems will tell you about yourself, whether you be from Laos, Vietnam, Guinea, or Somalia; whether home is China, Mexico, California, Kenya, or the space between all those places.” — IBé Kaba, author of Bridge Across the Atlantic
“DEMONSTRA is born of the extraordinary imagination of Bryan Thao Worra, who draws inspiration from the Cthulhu Mythos, the Laotian pantheon of ghosts and monsters, and the horrors of the modern world, among other things. Something sinister and enchanting beckons from every poem. There’s the enthralling journey across the dream highway of Ms. Mannivongsa. There’s the poignant meditation on Egyptian iconography as a harbinger of death. And there’s the invocation to Mothra. DEMONSTRA is absolutely evocative and haunting.” — Kristine Ong Muslim, author of Grim Series and We Bury the Landscape
Don't miss this great sale!