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In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, author Ma Thida gestures while talking during an interview at her office in Yangon, Myanmar. Nearly two years into reformist president Thein Sein's term, the rush of hope and idealism that greeted many new freedoms - most strikingly freedom of speech - is turning into a measured assessment of the country’s progress. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Freedom brings new challenges for Myanmar writers

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Poet Saw Wai parked himself on the lawn, unfurled a map of Myanmar with a blob of blood-red paint dripping down from a spot up north and invited people to make poetry with him.

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