Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Hardcover)

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'I don't know how to love a man gently' Vuong confesses in this debut collection that will, both, steal your breath and shatter your heart. Wedding his unique, stunningly gorgeous mastery of poetic craft with narratives of his family, trauma related to the Vietnam War, queer sexuality, and a yearning for any form of intimacy, the young poet has captured the attention of a generation with this grounbreaking debut. From an 'Ode to Masturbation' to poems written in the voices of both his parents, Vuong has demonstrated that, in order for a book of poetry to succeed, the author must strive to capture the human condition's sheer range. A book whose lines play repeatedly in my head, 'Night Sky...' will not disappoint.

— Malik


A haunting debut that is simultaneously dreamlike and visceral, vulnerable and redemptive, and risks the painful rewards of emotional honesty.

About the Author

Ocean Vuong: Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556595851
ISBN-10: 1556595859
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2019
Pages: 106
Language: English