An Evening of Poetry with OCEAN VUONG
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
San Francisco Chronicle
ABOUT THE POET
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.
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