Award-winning Laotian American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri was featured in the new issue of Mekong Review, November 2016-January 2017, (Volume 2, Issue 1) along with the poets Maung Philar and Khai Q. Nguyen.
The Mekong Review is printed in Cambodia and available at all Monument Books stores, Java Cafe, The 240 and TINI Cafe in Phnom Penh, as well as select shops in Vietnam. Be sure to get a copy if you can.
Krysada Panusith Phounsiri is a Lao-American artist and engineer. He was born in Laos in 1988 and came to America with his family in 1989. A graduate of UC Berkeley in 2010, he holds a degree in Physics and Astrophysics Double Major and also a minor in Poetry.
His debut collection is Dance Among Elephants, was published by Sahtu Press in 2015. His work has been featured in the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and the Smithsonian’s “A Day In The Life Of Asian America” digital exhibit. He recently received first place for Poem of the Year in the Rhysling Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Founded in October, 2015, Mekong Review is a quarterly literary journal publishing fiction, essays, reviews and poetry from and about Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Their mission is to enhance and promote literature and reading in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond.