Burma Storybook Poetry & Photography Book

Burma Storybook (2017)

A hardcover book of poetry and photography to accompany our film Burma Storybook. We feature all of the Burmese poets with whom we worked, and their complete poems – in both Burmese and English. We were fortunate to work with the world renowned photographer Dana Lixenberg. We also include biographical essays about each of the poets – essays about persecution and the art of writing, written together with our poetry consultant Khin Aung Aye. We see the book as an offering of thanks to our poets in Myanmar.


Studio Jas, Drukkerij Rob Stolk, Fritt Ord Foundation


Poets: Maung Aung Pwint, Aung Cheimt, Thukhamein Hlaing, Pandora, Zeyar Lynn, Khin Aung Aye, Mae Yway, Maung Pyiyt Min, Moe Way, Maung Yu Pye, Myat, Han Lynn, Su Yint, Ko Pye, Moon Thu Eain, Kyaw Thu, San Zaw Htway

Photography: Dana Lixenberg
Design: Jeroen Jas
Essays: Khin Aung Aye & Petr Lom
Preface: Emma Larkin
Producer: Corinne van Egeraat

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Poet Mae Yway, photograph by Dana Lixenberg

Put on a shirt, take off a shirt, put on another shirt, makes such a difference.

Aung Cheimt
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