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The Resource Night sky with exit wounds, Ocean Vuong

Night sky with exit wounds, Ocean Vuong

Label
Night sky with exit wounds
Title
Night sky with exit wounds
Statement of responsibility
Ocean Vuong
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is a book of poetry unlike any other. Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects - love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire - and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: '...the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/beside his left ear.' This is an unusual, important book: both gentle and visceral, vulnerable and assured, and its blend of humanity and power make it one of the best first collections of poetry to come out of America in years
Member of
Awards note
T.S. Eliot Prize 2017.
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vuong, Ocean
Dewey number
811.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
Cape poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American poetry
Label
Night sky with exit wounds, Ocean Vuong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States by Copper Canyon Press, Washington, in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Threshold -- Telemachus -- Trojan -- Aubade with Burning City -- A Little Closer to the Edge -- Immigrant Haibun -- Always & Forever -- My Father Writes from Prison -- Headfirst -- In Newport I Watch My Father Lay His Cheek to a Beached Dolphin's Wet Back -- The Gift -- Self-Portrait as Exit Wounds -- Thanksgiving 2006 -- Homewrecker -- Of Thee I Sing -- Because It's Summer -- Into the Breach -- Anaphora as Coping Mechanism -- Seventh Circle of Earth -- On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous -- Eurydice -- Untitled (Blue, Green, and Brown): oil on canvas: Mark Rothko: 1952 -- Queen Under The Hill -- Torso of Air -- Prayer for the Newly Damned -- To My Father / To My Future Son -- Deto(nation) -- Ode to Masturbation -- Notebook Fragments -- The Smallest Measure -- Daily Bread -- Odysseus Redux -- Logophobia -- Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong -- Devotion
Control code
000061171195
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781911214519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956747694
Label
Night sky with exit wounds, Ocean Vuong
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States by Copper Canyon Press, Washington, in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Threshold -- Telemachus -- Trojan -- Aubade with Burning City -- A Little Closer to the Edge -- Immigrant Haibun -- Always & Forever -- My Father Writes from Prison -- Headfirst -- In Newport I Watch My Father Lay His Cheek to a Beached Dolphin's Wet Back -- The Gift -- Self-Portrait as Exit Wounds -- Thanksgiving 2006 -- Homewrecker -- Of Thee I Sing -- Because It's Summer -- Into the Breach -- Anaphora as Coping Mechanism -- Seventh Circle of Earth -- On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous -- Eurydice -- Untitled (Blue, Green, and Brown): oil on canvas: Mark Rothko: 1952 -- Queen Under The Hill -- Torso of Air -- Prayer for the Newly Damned -- To My Father / To My Future Son -- Deto(nation) -- Ode to Masturbation -- Notebook Fragments -- The Smallest Measure -- Daily Bread -- Odysseus Redux -- Logophobia -- Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong -- Devotion
Control code
000061171195
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781911214519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956747694

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