WRITTEN BY ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED POETS IN THAILAND
ENGLISH EDITION AVAILABLE
Renowned winner of the 1995 S.E.A. Write award, Banana Tree Horse is a collection of poetry describing the life of a typical farm boy from the Northeast (Isan) who moved to Bangkok for a better livelihood but still yearns for the simplicity of rice fields and honest people back home. The protagonist rides on a banana tree horse, a popular Thai children game, and takes readers with him from congested life in the big city to the natural beauty of the rural.
Phaiwarin Khao-Ngam was born in Roi-et. His works include poetry collections, short stories, and essays. He is a recipient of S.E.A. Write, Silpathorn, and Office of the Basic Education Commission Book Awards. He was named the 2015 National Artist of Thailand in poetry.