Lao American poet and artist Krysada Panusith Phounsiri was interviewed this week by Molly Higgins for the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association regarding his debut book of poetry from Sahtu Press, "Dance Among Elephants."
Higgins asked some great questions regarding his early years and what drew him to poetry. Krysada Panusith Phounsiri discusses how dancing fits into his life when he's not writing or working. They also discuss the process of how "Dance Among Elephants" came about, and I think it's something many emerging Lao American poets should think about as they prepare their own manuscripts.
Krysada Panusith Phounsiri also discusses his literary influences and the role of libraries in his life. He shares some solid advice for emerging writers to get into the proper mindset. There can be whole books written about this, of course, but I think his advice is spot on. Be sure to check out his collection at the Sahtu Press website and be sure to follow everyone at twitter: @bboylancer and @sahtupress.