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07/06/2022 Midnight 201 Rhyme
05/17/2022 Errors 450 Haiku
04/07/2022 Smiling of the Winners 428 Rhyme
02/05/2022 To Climb a Tree 144 Haiku
12/25/2021 Midnight 224 Sonnet
07/25/2021 The Memoir 100 Free verse
11/08/2020 Where is the sky 258 Haiku
10/09/2020 The Courage 151 Verse
10/09/2020 Multicolor 241 Haiku
10/09/2020 In Darkness 126 Free verse
05/10/2020 Silent City 257 Verse
08/24/2019 Midnight Melody 239 Haiku
01/20/2019 Farewell 213 Verse
03/14/2018 Unscented Flowers 381 Haiku
02/10/2018 You Forgot Me 292 Verse
12/05/2017 Gray Cat 360 Free verse
11/05/2017 Thanksgiving 339 Free verse
10/01/2017 Beautiful Views 467 Free verse
08/27/2017 Where is My Right 509 Free verse
08/01/2017 Small Bird in The Storm 287 Verse
07/01/2017 Only My Heart 440 Chastushka
05/26/2017 A Hundred Hands 651 Free verse
04/18/2017 To Inhale A Religion 663 Free verse
03/12/2017 A Dainty Smile 306 Verse
01/13/2017 White Cloud 508 Verse
12/17/2016 Confusion 235 Verse
12/06/2016 A Contrast 422 Verse
11/26/2016 A Long-lasting Birdsong 739 Haiku
09/24/2016 Since I Am Alive 1014 Free verse
08/28/2016 Free-minded 549 Free verse
07/11/2016 Pretty Petals 338 Verse
06/17/2016 Smile in Dullness 533 Free verse
03/27/2016 Behind The Blind 521 Haiku
02/08/2016 Synthetic Diamond 427 Sonnet
01/10/2016 My Mother's Radio 789 Free verse
10/26/2015 Iced Tea 466 Free verse
09/22/2015 You are in The Songs 373 Rhyme
08/15/2015 Whistling Nearby The Bed 382 Free verse
12/09/2014 Heaven Ticket 448 Rhyme
12/09/2014 Pulling the Buffalo 731 Free verse
12/06/2014 Two Special Cards 528 Free verse
11/28/2014 Bird of A Brave Man 639 Free verse
11/22/2014 Scent of Ink 564 Sonnet
11/22/2014 The Foggy Days 557 Rhyme
11/22/2014 Let Us Smile 565 Rhyme
11/16/2014 White Mountains 1247 Rhyme
11/16/2014 Another side of The Fence 523 Rhyme
11/16/2014 While You're Sad 435 Rhyme
11/15/2014 Water Drop On Lotus Leaf 900 Quatrain
11/07/2014 Nostalgic Mood 749 Rhyme
11/07/2014 The Mirror 468 Verse
11/07/2014 Winter Sunray 533 Rhyme
11/07/2014 Awaiting 'till Dawn 508 Rhyme
11/01/2014 Aung San Suu Kyi 639 Quatrain
11/01/2014 The Grief 321 Verse
11/01/2014 The Small Bird's Nest 846 Rhyme
11/01/2014 Wind of the Prairie 632 Free verse
10/25/2014 Reading a Book 719 Quatrain
10/25/2014 The Shape 401 Free verse
10/25/2014 Free Fall 371 Quatrain
10/25/2014 Horizon and The Sea 513 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Girl on The Riverbank 511 Rhyme
10/17/2014 The Farewell Night 482 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Universe 410 Free verse
10/17/2014 Road Life 496 Free verse
10/17/2014 Human Being 602 Sonnet
10/17/2014 Before Sunrise 594 Rhyme
10/17/2014 Cracked Cup 661 Quatrain
10/16/2014 Song in The Colorless Forest 441 Free verse
10/16/2014 The Pink Lotus 1122 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Wind of The Prairie 575 Free verse
10/10/2014 Window Frame 359 Verse
10/10/2014 The Thousand-mile Walker 420 Verse
10/10/2014 Rocky Mountain Rain 621 Rhyme
10/10/2014 For A Lady Friend 1060 Rhyme
10/03/2014 A Sweet Song 490 Verse
10/03/2014 The Last Whisky 745 Free verse
10/03/2014 Fly Back Home 593 Verse
10/03/2014 Pop Poet 359 Free verse
10/03/2014 My Past 473 Verse
10/01/2014 Unique Moon 623 Free verse
10/01/2014 Red Rose 515 Free verse
10/01/2014 Mountain Stream 762 Verse
09/29/2014 Light at Tunnel's End 612 Verse
09/29/2014 My Happiness 486 Verse
09/29/2014 Her Tears 524 Free verse
09/10/2014 Sorrowful September 482 Verse
08/24/2014 River of Love 838 Sonnet
08/24/2014 The Warmness 458 Verse
08/24/2014 Shadow of Love 393 Free verse
08/24/2014 Morning Smile 512 Free verse
11/25/2013 Candlelight in The Wind 380 Verse
11/25/2013 Another Dawn 559 Free verse
11/25/2013 Love 395 Verse
11/25/2013 The Boundary of Time 422 Verse
11/25/2013 The Aged Picture 454 Verse
11/24/2013 The Seagulls 563 Verse
11/24/2013 Dancing Flame 700 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.