Dance Among Elephants

Dance Among Elephants

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Krysada Panusith Phounsiri’s debut book of original poetry, Dance Among Elephants, is at turns intimate and interrogative, interested in unpacking the many layers of his family’s journey from Laos to the United States and around the world.

Winner of the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award 2016 in the Long Form Poetry Category for "It Begins With a Haunting".

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Featuring 75 pages of original poetry and photography, Dance Among Elephants is a stunning debut from the next generation of Lao American poets as the community approaches the 40th year since the beginning of the Lao Diaspora.

Krysada Panusith Phounsiri’s debut book of original poetry, Dance Among Elephants, is at turns intimate and interrogative, interested in unpacking the many layers of his family’s journey from Laos to the United States and around the world.

Through the author’s photography and poetry, Dance Among Elephants explores the elusive history of the Laotian Diaspora and the challenge of identity politics, ideology, and the music of relationships between families and communities rebuilding their lives. As the Lao mark 40 years in the United States since the end of the conflict in 1975, this energetic new collection dances into its future with profound introspection, elegance, honesty and hope.

ISBN-10: 0-9898850-2-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9898850-2-7