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05/21/2023 Soft Music 214 Haiku
03/24/2023 Old Man and The Past 377 Free verse
03/03/2023 Cigarette Butt 414 Free verse
02/10/2023 Red Rose of Yesteryear 375 Free verse
02/03/2023 A Pondage 411 Free verse
01/15/2023 Hunter and Monkey 298 Rhyme
01/08/2023 Nose Depicts 204 Haiku
12/25/2022 Nightly Music 225 Haiku
12/19/2022 The Gift Wrapping 227 Free verse
12/19/2022 Little Fire 214 Rhyme
12/19/2022 Silent Love 247 Sonnet
12/18/2022 The Fireflies 220 Rhyme
12/18/2022 The Diamond Ring 201 Verse
10/26/2022 Why Let me know 329 Haiku
07/06/2022 Midnight 363 Rhyme
05/17/2022 Errors 531 Haiku
04/07/2022 Smiling of the Winners 497 Rhyme
02/05/2022 To Climb a Tree 205 Haiku
12/25/2021 Midnight 318 Sonnet
07/25/2021 The Memoir 150 Free verse
11/08/2020 Where is the sky 359 Haiku
10/09/2020 The Courage 195 Verse
10/09/2020 Multicolor 363 Haiku
10/09/2020 In Darkness 169 Free verse
05/10/2020 Silent City 385 Verse
08/24/2019 Midnight Melody 294 Haiku
01/20/2019 Farewell 258 Verse
03/14/2018 Unscented Flowers 444 Haiku
02/10/2018 You Forgot Me 444 Verse
12/05/2017 Gray Cat 408 Free verse
11/05/2017 Thanksgiving 390 Free verse
10/01/2017 Beautiful Views 515 Free verse
08/27/2017 Where is My Right 550 Free verse
08/01/2017 Small Bird in The Storm 334 Verse
07/01/2017 Only My Heart 485 Chastushka
05/26/2017 A Hundred Hands 698 Free verse
04/18/2017 To Inhale A Religion 771 Free verse
03/12/2017 A Dainty Smile 360 Verse
01/13/2017 White Cloud 557 Verse
12/17/2016 Confusion 282 Verse
12/06/2016 A Contrast 465 Verse
11/26/2016 A Long-lasting Birdsong 812 Haiku
09/24/2016 Since I Am Alive 1174 Free verse
08/28/2016 Free-minded 600 Free verse
07/11/2016 Pretty Petals 374 Verse
06/17/2016 Smile in Dullness 586 Free verse
03/27/2016 Behind The Blind 582 Haiku
02/08/2016 Synthetic Diamond 488 Sonnet
01/10/2016 My Mother's Radio 846 Free verse
10/26/2015 Iced Tea 511 Free verse
09/22/2015 You are in The Songs 419 Rhyme
08/15/2015 Whistling Nearby The Bed 426 Free verse
12/09/2014 Heaven Ticket 489 Rhyme
12/09/2014 Pulling the Buffalo 775 Free verse
12/06/2014 Two Special Cards 594 Free verse
11/28/2014 Bird of A Brave Man 693 Free verse
11/22/2014 Scent of Ink 606 Sonnet
11/22/2014 The Foggy Days 600 Rhyme
11/22/2014 Let Us Smile 603 Rhyme
11/16/2014 White Mountains 1491 Rhyme
11/16/2014 Another side of The Fence 580 Rhyme
11/16/2014 While You're Sad 478 Rhyme
11/15/2014 Water Drop On Lotus Leaf 949 Quatrain
11/07/2014 Nostalgic Mood 882 Rhyme
11/07/2014 The Mirror 517 Verse
11/07/2014 Winter Sunray 583 Rhyme
11/07/2014 Awaiting 'till Dawn 568 Rhyme
11/01/2014 Aung San Suu Kyi 690 Quatrain
11/01/2014 The Grief 364 Verse
11/01/2014 The Small Bird's Nest 910 Rhyme
11/01/2014 Wind of the Prairie 689 Free verse
10/25/2014 Reading a Book 762 Quatrain
10/25/2014 The Shape 442 Free verse
10/25/2014 Free Fall 410 Quatrain
10/25/2014 Horizon and The Sea 631 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Girl on The Riverbank 565 Rhyme
10/17/2014 The Farewell Night 535 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Universe 448 Free verse
10/17/2014 Road Life 542 Free verse
10/17/2014 Human Being 645 Sonnet
10/17/2014 Before Sunrise 643 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Cracked Cup 709 Quatrain
10/16/2014 Song in The Colorless Forest 495 Free verse
10/16/2014 The Pink Lotus 1235 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Wind of The Prairie 636 Free verse
10/10/2014 Window Frame 396 Verse
10/10/2014 The Thousand-mile Walker 468 Verse
10/10/2014 Rocky Mountain Rain 664 Rhyme
10/10/2014 For A Lady Friend 1131 Rhyme
10/03/2014 A Sweet Song 538 Verse
10/03/2014 The Last Whisky 793 Free verse
10/03/2014 Fly Back Home 636 Verse
10/03/2014 Pop Poet 405 Free verse
10/03/2014 My Past 514 Verse
10/01/2014 Unique Moon 679 Free verse
10/01/2014 Red Rose 556 Free verse
10/01/2014 Mountain Stream 886 Verse
09/29/2014 Light at Tunnel's End 668 Verse
09/29/2014 My Happiness 543 Verse
09/29/2014 Her Tears 620 Free verse


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Xaysouvanh Phengphong

(sy-soo-vun pang-pawng)

Bilingual Poet-Writer and Former Pilot

Born 17 October 1950 in ThaNgone, a small riverside village on NamNgum river, City of Xaythany, Vientiane Capital of Laos. His father was a teacher who read the heritage epic SungSeenSign and others folktales since Xaysouvanh’s elementary years. The KubNgum (regional folk sing along the NamNgum river - a form of poetry) has stuck in the teenager’s head.

Xaysouvanh - the poet: He started writing poems at age of 15, when he was a junior student in Lycée of Vientiane. While a student, he had the opportunity to learn Lao language with three Teachers who are Poets. He was a student of Professor Somchinh Pierre Ngin (President of the Lao Language Academy who was decorated the Gold Medal Award of Italy Poetry) for 2 years. As a senior, Xaysouvanh learned the French literature of the 16th  17th and 18th Centuries. He graduated in the “Mathematics and Sciences of Nature” series certified by the Minister of Education of France in 1969.

Xaysouvanh received his flyer’s wing: He certified from the US Air Force during Vietnam War (1971-73). He then graduated from the Higher Civilian Flying Institute in the Soviet Union in 1976. He became the Antonov-24 Squadron Commander of the National Lao Airlines where he also flew as Instructor-Pilot and Test-Pilot. Xaysouvanh used to be co-pilot of the King’s airplane and the Captain of the President’s airplane in Laos. He served his native country for 16 years before retiring from the sky. He resettled in the United States of America in February 1991. He graduated with a degree as a Certified Computer Programmer in Salt Lake City in 1994.  He became a US Citizen on 11 September 1997.

Xaysouvanh visited more than 20 countries before residing in Salt Lake City, States of Utah, USA.

Recognitions and Awards: Dozens of the Editor’s Certificate of Excellence / PoetryFest Master Workshop Diploma / Received the “Great Poets Across America - Award Winning Poet” Pin of 2013 / The Poetry Gold Medal of Excellence in 2013 / Poet of the Year Awards 2015 and 2016 / The Hall of Fame Awards 2015 and 2017 of the PoetryFest in West Coast.

Members: Premier Member of Poetry Nation, Lifetime Member of the Famous Poets Society (PoetryFest) and Lifetime Member of PoetrySoup where the International Poets posted their works.

Published works: Published works in Laos and Thailand, a short story in France, and a poem in Bulgaria.

In the USA, some short stories and poems are published in the Seang Khaen magazine of San Diego, CA. One poem is chronicled in the “AMERICA AT THE MILLENNIUM - The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century”,  “Great Poems of the Western World” 2010 and 2015”, “International Who’s Who in Poetry” 2012,  “The Best Poets of 2013”,  “American Poets” 2016 and about 2 dozen of poetry collection books in East and West Coasts. 

 Self-published books: “To Paint the World with Letters”, “Mountain Stream”, “Escape Self-shadow”, “The Unfinished Painting”, “Leaves in the Wind” in Lao language. 

“Unique Moon”, “Dancing Flame” and ”White Cloud” in American language.

“Birds of Ten Autumn” novel in Lao language in 2018 (used to publish in Laos and in Thailand). 

Edited “SungSeenSign - the Heritage Epic of Lao Ethnic” 2020. Edited “The Cranky Boy” - a Famed Lao Folktale in 2021. Crafted “Sew Swart” an Epic of 17th Century in today’s language.