Bryan Thao Worra
Bryan Thao Worra is author of DEMONSTRA (2013); BARROW (2009); Winter Ink (2008); On the Other Side of the Eye (2007) and The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: Our Dinner with Cluster Bombs (2003). His work appears in over 100 international publications, including Astropoetica, Cha, Asian Pacific American Journal, Hyphen, Lantern Review, Kartika Review, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, Expanded Horizons, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Strange Horizons, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Innsmouth Free Press.
He was selected as a Cultural Olympian during the 2012 London Summer Olympics' Poetry Parnassus convened by the Southbank Centre. His work is part of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. He is the first Lao American to be accepted as a professional member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association, to which he currently serves as president. His accolades include a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Asian Pacific American Leadership Award in the Arts from the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. He works on Lao and Southeast Asian American refugee resettlement issues across the United States.