October 2, 2017
7:30 pm
Visiting Writers Series

Ocean Vuong

Vuong is the author of the best-selling Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which won the Whiting Award, was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery award, and was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, he has received honors from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize.

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The NationNew RepublicThe New Yorker, The New York TimesThe Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets.  Foreign Policy magazine selected Vuong  as one of its 2016 100 Leading Global Thinkers, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon, and Warsan Shire, and he was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers.”