Ocean Vuong aged two with his aunt and mother at a Philippines refugee camp. Contact. Eliot Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award. More. / Sometimes I ask for too much just to feel my mouth overflow. Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and finalist for the T.S. Appearances. Poems online " Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong," The New Yorker " Aubade With Burning City"; "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," Poetry Magazine 97.1k Followers, 582 Following, 150 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ocean vuong (@ocean_vuong) A scar's width of warmth on a worn man's neck. His debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published in 2019. Born in Saigon, poet and editor Ocean Vuong was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned a BA at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Eliot Prize. His writings have also been featured in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorke r, and The New York Times . The Poems. Alexandra Barylski interviews Ocean Vuong Photographer: Tom Hines. / Discovery: my longest pubic hair is 1.2 About. The Novel. Ocean Vuong is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Ocean Vuong. Resources. Eliot Prize for his poetry. Ocean Vương (tên tiếng Việt: Vương Quốc Vinh; sinh ngày 14 tháng 10 năm 1988) là một nhà thơ, nhà tiểu luận và tiểu thuyết gia người Mỹ gốc Việt.Anh là người nhận được học bổng Ruth Lilly / Sargent Rosenberg năm 2014 từ Poetry Foundation, Giải thưởng Whites 2016 … In his poems, he often explores transformation, desire, and violent loss. POEMS. Ocean Vuong (born Vương Quốc Vinh, Vietnamese: [vɨəŋ˧ kuək˧˥ viɲ˧]; October 14, 1988) is a Vietnamese American poet, essayist and novelist.Vuong is a recipient of the 2014 Ruth Lilly/Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a 2016 Whiting Award, and the 2017 T.S. / That's all I wanted to be. Vuong grew up in a world in which he was marginalised across every axis – class, race, sexuality.