Ocean Vuong – Poems, ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ & ‘Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong’

Ocean Vuong is an Asian American writer, best known for his 2019 debut novel, ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.’

Who is Ocean Vuong?

Born in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam, on October 14, 1988, Ocean Vuong emigrated to the United States when he was two years old. His semi-autobiographical bestselling novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, is a letter from a son to his mother, knowing she wouldn’t be able to read it. The book received critical acclaim and won the New England Book Award for Fiction in 2019, further establishing Vuong as one of the decade’s most distinguished writers.

Vuong has also released two poetry collections: Night Sky with Exit Wounds (2016), which won the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Time is a Mother (2022), in which he wrestles with the emotions following his mom’s 2019 death from breast cancer.

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