Dear Reader, I am blogging for insanely personal reasons. What you have here is a mish-mash of ruminations on my pastimes, newsy-sorts of updates on my life, reflections on childhood, grief, leadership, and all other aspects of my daily routine.
I live to play games, read books, go to the movies.
I am a childless mother, a war refugee, and a reluctant domestic.
I am in love with my partner, I am struggling with my spirituality, and
I’m house-hunting. a new homeowner.
I’m constantly changing what this blog is, who it’s for, and what it aims to be. So if you check back again and find things are different, well, then so am I.
But seriously, for those looking for it, a couple of bios:
Phayvanh Luekhamhan is Director of Operations at LION Publishers, a nonprofit membership organization that trains and supports local independent online news publishers in the US and Canada.
She was previously VTDigger’s Director of Business, Finance, and Administration. She has also served as the executive director for Montpelier Alive, Montpelier’s non-profit downtown revitalization organization, where she increased the organization’s public profile with coordinated marketing and promotional efforts that contributed to successful fundraising campaigns. Her work on Montpelier Art Walk, PoemCity and Capital City Cash earned awards from the Vermont Downtown & Village Centers Program. She is co-founder of PoemCity, a multi-site community celebration of National Poetry Month.
Phayvanh has a background in volunteer management, event and project planning as well as program and business development. She has received non-profit training from Marlboro College and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). A life-long Vermonter, she lives in Barre.
Phayvanh Luekhamhan is co-creator of PoemCity and has served as a judge for Vermont’s Poetry Out Loud program. She has been a Juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council and has taught in schools and has performed poetry across New England for over ten years. She has held artists fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain and Kundiman. She is author of “I Think of This Every Time I Think of Mountains” with Souphine Phathsoungeune, recorded by the Vermont Folklife Center and in collection at UC Irvine. Her poetry recently appeared in the anthology Troubling Borders (Univ. Washington, 2013).
I’m Tweeting as @phayv and On Instagram as @martini_martha.