Winter Ink (2008)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is proud to announce the publication of Winter Ink, MCBA’s twentieth annual Winter Book. Winter Ink is a contemporary take on traditional Asian book arts of woodblock printing, binding, papermaking, Sumi-e ink drawing and calligraphy, featuring the work of Laotian-American writer and poet Bryan Thao Worra, with contributions by numerous local artists.

One of the most widely published Laotian writers, Thao Worra’s work frequently explores a wide range of social and cultural themes such as the transient nature of identity and home. His style is frequently experimental and draws from a variety of modern and contemporary influences. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals including Bamboo Among the Oaks, Paj Ntaub Voice, Whistling Shade, Urban Pioneer, Unarmed, the Asian Pacific Journal and the Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, among many others. Full-length collections include The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Clusterbombs (2003) and On The Other Side Of The Eye (2007). He was a 2002 Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow and is an active member of the SatJaDham Lao Literary Project, working actively to promote the work of Laotian and Hmong artists and writers.

Text by Bryan Thao Worra
Illustrations by various artists; frontispiece by Cathy Ryan
Designed by Sue Bjerke, Jana Pullman and Paulette Myers-Rich
Printed and bound under the direction of Paulette Myers-Rich
Standard Edition bound by Sue Bjerke
Deluxe Edition bound by Jana Pullman
Sumi Brushwork by Georgia Greeley and Michael Waltz