• Ocean Vuong
Cover of Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Ocean Vuongs first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial ‘big--and very human--subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest hungers.--Publisher description.


Vuong, Ocean. Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2016.