Book ‘Time Is a Mother’ by Ocean Vuong

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The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong. How else do we return to ourselves but to fold. The page so it points to the good part. In this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief while being determined to survive beyond it. Shifting through memory, and in concert with the themes of his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Vuong contends with personal loss, the meaning of family, and the cost of being the product of an American war in America. At once vivid, brave, and propulsive, Vuong’s poems circle fragmented lives to find both restoration...
Publisher: Penguin Press (April 5, 2022)  Pages: ‎7777  ISBN-10: 0593300238  ISBN-13: 978-0593300237  ASIN:‎ B099PDD84R

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Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds and the New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. A recipient of the 2019 MacArthur “Genius Grant,” he is also the winner of the Whiting Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His writings have been featured in The AtlanticHarper’s MagazineThe NationThe New RepublicThe New Yorker, and The New York Times. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.