Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

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Title : Night Sky with Exit Wounds
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ISBN : 155659495X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 89 pages


Reviews


Roxane rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2016

This is a lovely lovely book of poems. Nearly every poem ended in a way that left me saying "mmmmm" with pleasure or admiration or the quiet of feeling stunned by such beautiful words.


Benji rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2017

“I didn't know the cost of entering a song - was to lose your way back.”


Steven rated it ★★★☆☆

November 11, 2017

Notwithstanding his youth, by the time Night Sky with Exit Wounds was published in early 2016, Ocean Vuong was already well-known as a exciting new poet, with poems in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The New Yorker, The Poetry Review and other prominent poetry journals. So it was with much an...


Meg rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2016

Mesmerizing, unforgettable, and a heart open in your hand. Vuong holds back nothing. This is one to reread and keep on the desk. To hold tight to the connection of why we write! "When our lips touched the day closed into a coffin. In the museum of the heart there are two headless people building a b...


Tyler rated it ★★★★★

March 31, 2016

Read this one hundred times.


Kathleen rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2016

"Silly me. I thought love was real / & the body imaginary."


Eric rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 05, 2016

I don’t know if you will enjoy the book Night Sky With Exit Wounds, by Ocean Vuong. That depends on you: how closely you read it, how often, and your individual taste. I read it twice. You might read it more. Or less. Or never. Or never again. Or learn it by heart. Always a nice thing to do with...


Ellie rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

A powerful collection of poems, about desire, longing, war, and loss. Vuong writes of the shattering effects of the Vietnamese war for the people of Vietnam. His poems are shot through with desire: for others, for sex, for meaning, as well as loss: of people, of love. The world and he are the sca...


Chris rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 26, 2016

Verse is memory turned around... A warehouse of the remembered... And too the forgotten... And the consciously left out... Description, diction, misuse... The author decides what to use... The poetry medium is deader... Than the poet ever could be... Except for me, always, always me... So now, is this obv...


Boustrophedon rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 17, 2017

This is the first full-length collection by Ocean Vuong, a rather thoughtless writer who is careless with words and who has never crossed a pathos he didn't immediately take. Voung has a second-rate imagination that never goes beyond his favorite subject, which is Vuong (see his New Yorker poem,...





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