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Souvankham Thammavongsa is a Canadian poet and short story writer. In 2019, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story, "Slingshot", which was published in Harper's Magazine.

Souvankham Thammavongsa is a Canadian poet and short story writer. Thammavongsa was born in the (Lao) Nong Khai refugee camp in Thailand in 1978. She and her parents were sponsored by a family in Canada when she was one year old. She was raised and educated in Toronto, Ontario. Her first book, Small Arguments, won a ReLit Award in 2004

In 1978, my parents lived in building Nongkai, Thailand, a Lao refugee camp.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Souvankham Thammavongsas third book of poetry, Light, examines the word that gives the collection its name. There are poems about a sparkle.

In 1978, my parents lived in building Nongkai, Thailand, a Lao refugee camp. 2 people are interested in this title. We receive fewer than 1 copy every 6 months. In 1978, my parents lived in building Nongkai, Thailand, a Lao refugee camp. My father kept a scrapbook filled with doodles, addresses, postage stamps, maps, measurements. He threw it out and when he did, I took it and found this. Pedlar Press is an independent Canadian book publisher based in St. John's NL, specializing in contemporary works of poetry, prose and graphic novels, works that extend the tradition of literary experimentation. Henry Award for her short story, Slingshot, which was published in Harper's Magazine. Ewwrrrkk" (Joyland Magazine, 2015).

Souvankham Thammavongsa. Her first book won the ReLit prize, her second book was made into a short film by Paramita Nath, and her third book won the Trillium Poetry Prize. Biography: Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, Souvankham Thammavongsa was raised and educated in Toronto. She has written three poetry books, Light (2013), Found (2007), and Small Arguments (2003), all published by Pedlar Press in Canada. Micro-interview: Did you read poetry when you were in high school?

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"In 1978, my parents lived in building #48. Nongkai, Thailand, a Lao refugee camp. My father kept a scrapbook filled with doodles, addresses, postage stamps, maps, measurements.He threw it out and when he did, I took it and found this." - Souvankham Thammavongsa

The poems of Found, with their blank spaces and small print, their language so unforgiving in detail that every letter, gesture, break, line and shape becomes for us a place of real meaning, were built out of doodles, diagrams, drawings into a work characterized by the elegance and power of its bareness--to let us see and to hold back much of what we see.


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Poetry
Author: Souvankham Thammavongsa
ISBN: 1897141149
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Pedlar Press (May 1, 2007)
Pages: 60 pages