An Evening with Ocean Vuong
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm
Who gets to write the poems we read? This reading by Ocean Vuong breaks the stereotype about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in media (or lack thereof) and will inspire future artists and performers within the Brandeis community to write and engage and share their stories. The reading will be followed by a book signing, with books available for purchase.
Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Vuong also has two chapbooks: No (YesYes, 2013) and Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010). A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, and a Pushcart Prize.
Hosted Vietnamese Student Association, Brandeis Asian American Task Force, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies committee. Cosponsored by Creative Writing, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English, East Asian Studies, American Studies, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature, and Queer People of Color Coalition.
Light refreshments will be served.