Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:00pmLocation:
Ocean Vuong was born in Vietnam, raised in Connecticut, and lives in New York. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Burnings and No, and his first upcoming full-length collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds. His work has been featured in such places as Poetry, The New Yorker, and American Poetry Review, and it has also been translated into many languages, including Arabic, French, and Vietnamese. He has received numerous honors and awards, from the Academy of American Poets and Pushcart prizes to fellowships at Poets House and Kundiman. At once delicate and powerful, Vuong’s poetry deals with issues of identity such as transformation, history, passion, and loss. He experiments with the poem’s form on the page as it relates to the content. He is currently the managing editor of Thrush Press.