Sacred Vows (poetry)

Poetry by U Sam Oeur, translated by Ken McCullough
A bilingual edition, Khmer, with English translation on facing pages.
Coffee House Press
Minneapolis, Minnesota
226 pages, paperback, 2 editions
Author photo by Theodore D. Hall

Sacred Vows was a finalist for the 1998 Minnesota Book Award in poetry.

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A CD is available of U Sam Oeur reading and chanting 13 of his poems from Sacred Vows in Khmer. These poems were recorded in studios at the University of Iowa (1996), and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (1998, 2006). Jason Spartz was the engineer at Saint Mary’s University. The CD may be ordered from Ken McCullough/2490 Garvin Hts. Rd./Winona, MN 55987. The price is $15, including postage.

A DVD of 16 poems from Sacred Vows, in which Ken McCullough reads the poems in English and U Sam Oeur performs them in Khmer, is also available. These poems were shot in studioin Rochester, Minnesota, with Kim Sin as engineer. Rear screen projections of Cambodian scenes are backdrops for the poems, and most of the poems are accompanied by Mr. Chhorn Chhom on trō, the traditional Cambodian fiddle. The DVD may also be ordered from Ken McCullough for $15, including postage.

Painting by Lisa Nankivil for "Obsidian Point" Book Cover

Photos of painting, books and other works by Kathy Greden

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