“Extraordinary Hmong” by Ka Vang

Clip: Special | 2m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

Ka Vang was born on a CIA military base in Laos months before the end of the Vietnam War. In addition to writing poems, Vang is a playwright. She says she wrote “Extraordinary Hmong” in response to Maya Angelou’s poem “Extraordinary Woman.” This clip is from a 2013 episode of Twin Cities PBS’ much-honored arts program “MN Original.”

Aired: 03/28/17

Rating: NR

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30 POETS, 30 DAYS is a local public television program presented by TPT.