Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Recommended by Helen Mort, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #6 in Vietnamese, Ranked #19 in Love Poemsee more rankings.

Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"—and very human—subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest hungers. less

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Helen Mort I’d say this was my book of the year. It was such a revelation. (Source)

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