Interview: Bryan Thao Worra on “Demonstra”


Bryan Thao Worra is an award-winning Lao-American writer. An NEA Fellow in literature, he is a member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association. His work appears internationally, including in Innsmouth Free Press, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsiders Within, Dark Wisdom, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of several books of speculative poetry including the recently released Demonstra from Innsmouth Free Press. Visit him online …

IFPInterview: Bryan Thao Worra on “Demonstra”

Sword and Sorcery Week: Lao Ancients & Old Ones: An Introduction to Writing Lovecraftian Lane Xang

By Bryan Thao Worra

Some of my earliest exposures to Lovecraftian horror and the Cthulhu Mythos came through the work of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian and Kull the Conqueror, among others. Of course, for a young Lao boy, there was also the sword-swinging fantasy work of Tolkien, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, Terry Brooks, and the many writers who brought the world of Dungeons and Dragons to life.

Europe, or pseudo-Europe, surely doesn’t have a monopoly …

Bryan Thao WorraSword and Sorcery Week: Lao Ancients & Old Ones: An Introduction to Writing Lovecraftian Lane Xang