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An Evening of Poetry with OCEAN VUONG
Canvas Event Space
Seattle, WA
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An Evening of Poetry with OCEAN VUONG
7pm doors
7:30 reading
mixer & book signing to follow

Ocean Vuong will give a rare reading from NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS:

A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016
WINNER of the T.S. Eliot Prize
WINNER of the Whiting Award
WINNER of the Forward Prize
WINNER of the Thom Gunn Award
Finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

A Best Book of the Year at:
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Guardian
Huffington Post
Publishers Weekly
Sunday Times
Boston Globe
San Francisco Chronicle
The Telegraph
Irish Times
Library Journal
Entropy Magazine


Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling, NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS (Copper Canyon Press).

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 100 Leading Global Thinker, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon and Warsan Shire, Ocean was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of 32 Essential Asian American Writers and has been profiled on NPRs All Things Considered, PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, VICE, The Fantastic Man, and The New Yorker.

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst. He is currently at work on his first novel.


Canvas Event Space (View)
3412 Fourth Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Other > Charity

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Copper Canyon Press
On BPT Since: Dec 08, 2009
Elaina Ellis, editor, Copper Canyon Press

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