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Bryan Thao Worra's Biography

Member Info

Mar 2012

A Laotian American writer, I work actively to support Laotian, Hmong and Southeast Asian American artists and writers across the US. I have received funding and support from the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. I have also served as a consulting contractor with the Minnesota History Center, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Commission. I am also an active professional member of the Horror Writer Association.

Influences

Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett, H.P. Lovecraft, Larry Hama, Yusef Komunyakaa, Heather McHugh, Tadeusz Borowski, Adrienne Su, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Khalil Gibran, Joseph Campbell, Hermann Hesse and Shuntaro Tanikawa

Upcoming Works

DEMONSTRA from IFP, 2013.

Recommended Links

Publishers

IFP, Sam's Dot Publishing