His work has been translated into Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese. In his poems, he often explores transformation, desire, and violent loss. Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and finalist for the T.S. Ocean Vuong holds a BA from Brooklyn College and will complete an MFA from NYU in 2016. Eliot Prize, and the chapbooks No (2013) and Burnings (2010), which was an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association. Eliot Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Love poems that offer a realistic take on relationships today. from Brooklyn College and will complete an M.F.A. In a 2013 interview with Edward J. Rathke, Vuong discussed the relationship between form and content in his work, noting that “Besides being a vehicle for the poem’s movement, I see form as … an extension of the poem’s content, a space where tensions can be investigated even further. Eliot Prize.His writings have also been featured in The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. ", Weekly Podcast for January 30, 2017: Ocean Vuong reads "DetoNation". His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The American Poetry Review. In his poems, he often explores transformation, desire, and violent loss. Ocean Vuong’s literary output is a survival project, its high stakes evident i n both its central questions – pertain ing to desire, trauma, masculinity, personal and public histories, to sexuality – and in its mutable forms. Ocean Vuong on exploring fear, his family, and why turning your back on your work is a good idea. “ Vuong writes with a clear beauty and insistence unlike any other writer working today. He is the former managing editor of Thrush Press and currently lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, where he is on faculty in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019), was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut novel award; the novel was also shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and won the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction. 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced, Vietnamese-American poet contemplates his personal ties to the war, February 2014: "a joke that ends with—huh? from NYU in 2016. "Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanantly stunning. "A poet that debuted on the American poetry scene last year and took it completely by storm, Ocean Vuong’s poetry has a depth and a complexity that you can’t help but become completely obsessed with." She talks with Danez and Franny about learning to rescale her sight, getting through grad school with some new skills in her pocket, activated charcoal,... Franny and Danez kick it with Derrick Harriell, poet and Director of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, where this episode was recorded. The way the poem moves through space, its enjambment or end-stopped line breaks, its utterances and stutters, all work in tangent with the poem’s conceit.” Acknowledging the ever-increasing number of possible directions each new turn in a poem creates, Vuong continued, “I think the strongest poems allow themselves to collapse completely before even suggesting resurrection or closure, and a manipulation of form can add another dimension to that collapse.” He lives in New York City. His honors include fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Poets House, Kundiman, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize, an American Poetry Review Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets, a Pushcart Prize, and a Beloit Poetry Journal Chad Walsh Poetry Prize. $129,000 in prizes awarded to five young poets. Urban Exploration in the February 2014 Poetry. In his poems, he often explores transformation, desire, and violent loss. By Ocean Vuong About this Poet Born in Saigon, poet and editor Ocean Vuong was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned a BA at Brooklyn College (CUNY). His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The American Poetry Review.He has published two chapbooks, No (2013) and Burnings (2010); his first full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, … Vuong is the author of the poetry collections Night Sky With Exit Wounds (2016), winner of the 2017 T.S. Poems from Nance Van Winckel, Ocean Vuong, and a soundscape from Matthea Harvey. Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and finalist for the T.S. "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong," The New Yorker, "Aubade With Burning City"; "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," Poetry Magazine, "Prayer for the Newly Damned," American Poetry Review, "Untitled (Blue, Green, & Brown)," TriQuarterly, 4 poems translated into Vietnamese by Hòa Binh Lê, 3 poems translated into Italian by Damiano Abeni, 3 poems translated into Spanish by Elisa Diaz, 2 poems translated into Croatian by Zerina Zahirović, 1 poem translated into Greek by Sam Albatros, The Creative Independent w/ Amy Rose Spiegel, LA Review of Books w/ Alexandra Barylyski.
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