Closing out my birthday and the end to 40, Lakeside Circus has published my new poem "No Such Phi". A big khop jai lai to everyone and yes, getting a new poem and a new book published is always a great way to start a new year.
It's not everyday I can being zombies, Pokemon and UXO in Laos together in one poem. This poem was inspired in part by several different incidents in Ceres, California, in addition to Lao tradition while there are other elements that are innovations in service of the artistic. I'll leave it to scholars to sort out which parts are which.
You can find many other poems addressing the Lao concept of the phi in my new book DEMONSTRA from Innsmouth Free Press!