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'I Saw This Book Like A Flower': Ocean Vuong On His Novel, 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'22:22

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Ocean Vuong (Courtesy Tom Hines)
Ocean Vuong (Courtesy Tom Hines)

Writer Ocean Vuong's family is originally from Vietnam, resettling in Hartford, Conn., as refugees in 1990 when he was 2 years old. Vuong is now a writer, a poet and teaches at UMass Amherst.

Back in 2016, his collection of poetry, "Night Sky With Exit Wounds," received many accolades, including a T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry and comparisons to Emily Dickinson.

His first novel is "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous."


Ocean Vuong, poet, writer and assistant professor at UMass Amherst. His Instagram is @ocean_vuong. His new book is "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous."

This segment aired on June 24, 2019.


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