Lao Poet Spotlight: Phayvanh Luekhamhan

Phayvanh Luekhamhan was born in Champasak, Laos in 1975. Her family resettled in Brattleboro, VT as refugees in 1979. She has been writing poetry for performances and exhibits throughout New England for over ten years. Over the course of her career, Phayvanh has collaborated with Souphine Phathsoungneune, a Laotian folksinger, to create a program interweaving Lao and Lao-American language, culture, and tradition. One of their most well-known works is I Think of This Every Time I Think of Mountains. One of the first Lao American Kundiman Fellows, she has been a Juried Artist with the Vermont Arts Council and is on the New England States Touring roster.


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