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The first book of Laotian American speculative poetry, taking its readers on a journey to the hidden edges of the universe and the human soul....

Title : On The Other Side Of The Eye
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ISBN : 9781933556970
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 506 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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On The Other Side Of The Eye Reviews

  • Barbara
    2019-05-16 21:00

    I wrote the foreword to this bad baby, which I will excerpt here: I very much appreciate this deliberate decentering or disorienting, pulling us readers away from any “safe,” neat, predictable frames of reference — the autobiographical “I” of the API poet, which has been done, overdone, and done again and again, to the point of our exhaustion. And so as a poet and a reader, I very much appreciate the tones he affects — tones that come close to the outer edges of that autobiographical, conventional API sentimentality only to chuck it aside; this multivalent “I,” does not elicit your pity as a disenfranchised victim, alien, refugee, migrant. Rather, and much to my relief, he is an emotionally, intellectually, and culturally complex, curious “I,” who is reaching ever outward, consuming, appropriating, and assimilating (I mean this in the Star Trek Borg sense) every bit of information he can access. I very much dig (as per my Borg reference) this science fiction monstrosity behavior. It’s proactive and quite smart. Ultimately, this collection makes me excited about possible future discussions, on how this is or is not “Asian American poetry.”

  • Jodi Lowry
    2019-04-29 20:49

    I thoroughly enjoy Bryan's sharp wit.

  • Sume
    2019-05-13 21:03

    Fun, witty, universal yet oddly intimate, Bryan pulls his readers into alien yet familiar areas of the human experience. From its pages, On the Other Side of the Eye whispers to our inner alien with a challenge to recognize the monster within all of us. Yet, far from being judgmental or conclusive, Bryan narrates with the voice of a seeker whose infectious curiosity reminds us that the world is infinitely full of wonder.

  • Chimar
    2019-05-17 17:44

    This effort rewinds heads from modern day tone into sweeping ancient kingdoms, history, margins of the soul, and the like. Bodies of poetry laced with cloaked wit, planted within this book, recognise and absorb the reader, wandering about the writer's cultivated ground of warning.Bryan uses the "poem" as a whimsical mechanism in a hybrid-format, to speak to a global/cosmic state of urgency, leaving readers aware of and eyeing worlds transparent, with an upside down smile...a must-read!

  • Sharon
    2019-05-09 19:51

    I've said it before and I'll say it again; Bryan Thao Worra is a publishing machine and a force to be reckoned with. Pay attention to this guy, he's relentless and--of course--brimming with talent and perspective.

  • Danny Sillada
    2019-05-21 20:43

    The first book of Laotian American speculative poetry, taking its readers on a journey to the hidden edges of the universe and the human soul.

  • Ji In
    2019-05-06 00:45

    Poetry often tends to make me go, "Hmm," "Oh," or "That's nice." Bryan's poetry makes me laugh, flip back the page to consider that last bit again, or cry out, "What?" (and I mean that in a good way). "On the Other Side of the Eye" is at once other-worldly and yet strangely familiar, as though I have already asked and explored those questions in a waking dream. Nayrb, uoy knaht.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-24 01:00

    a great local author!! see him reading in person if you can!

  • Catherine
    2019-05-21 18:53

    I love the imagery that Bryan uses in this collection and find myself returning to it to dicover more in it each time.

  • Donald Armfield
    2019-05-20 20:04

    "Weather you are a lizard with a skyscraper between your toesOr some smaller fiendIn whom we fear to findToo close a mirror."A small quote from book. After reading the end notes in back of notes it seems like the author has his mind set on what he wanted to write his poems about. Its not a themed poetry collection but a little dead for me. My favorites below. -The Deep Ones-The You Do Devil-Fury-Carbon

  • Bryan Worra
    2019-05-08 21:46