Lao American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri is being recognized as one of the Authors of the Month by the San Diego Public Library on April 9th.
He’s in Laos at the moment in an area where internet access is spotty, so in a rare moment of Lao literary history, I’ll be reading his verse as his proxy for the occasion.
This will be a reading of selections from his second collection Every Passing Minute (Sahtu Press, 2020) which also makes excellent reading in advance of Lao New Year and May’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrations. The planned poems will be: “Stairway to Huay Xai,” “A Bomb does not Discriminate,” “Metal Man,” “Ode to Tum Mak Hoong,” “Nat,” and “Malcolm X Library.”
Be sure to register for this event soon, and you’ll also be able to hear the work of Jim Hornsby Moreno and Joseph D. Milosch!
Only a few seats are left! Please register at: https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/event/author-month-poetry-public
Krysada Binly Phounsiri is a professional dancer, an award winning poet, and an avid photographer. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of two from the country of Laos. Krysada is a San Diego based artist who began writing poetry at age 11, but fell in love with poetry when he attended UC Berkeley. He is a Physics / Astrophysics double major. He debuted his first book of poetry in April 2015, titled “Dance Among Elephants”.