PART OF THE INAUGURAL LIST UNDER NEW M&S POETRY EDITOR DIONNE BRAND
AUDIENCE: For poetry readers, including fans of poets like Ocean Vuong, Liz Howard, and Laurie D. Graham.
AWARD-WINNING AND ACCLAIMED: Thammavongsa’s first book, Small Arguments, won the ReLit prize; her second book, Found, was made into a short film by Paramita Nath; and her third book, Light, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.
RISING CANLIT STAR: Thammavongsa has been a finalist for the Journey Prize and her story “How to Pronounce Knife” was featured in Granta 141: Canada recently.
Praise for Souvankham Thammavongsa:
“This is the voice of the pilgrim; the one who bends to see, leans to hear. No detail is magnified; one needs only the naked eye. This knowledge is the wisdom of these poems. Thammavongsa’s skill is a pleasure.”—Anne Michaels, author of All We Saw
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