Ocean Vuong: Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Hardcover, 2019, Copper Canyon Press) No rating

Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times writes: “The poems in Mr. Vuong’s new collection, …

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Tell me it was for the hunger & nothing less. For hunger is to give the body what it knows

it cannot keep. That this amber light whittled down by another war is all that pins my hand to your chest.

You, drowning between my arms— stay.

You, pushing your body into the river only to be left with yourself— stay.


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