Night Sky With Exit Wounds

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473548020
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Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection A Guardian / Daily Telegraph Book of the Year PBS Summer Recommendation An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is a book of poetry unlike any other. Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects – love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire – and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: ‘...the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/beside his left ear.’ This is an unusual, important book: both gentle and visceral, vulnerable and assured, and its blend of humanity and power make it one of the best first collections of poetry to come out of America in years. ‘These are poems of exquisite beauty, unashamed of romance, and undaunted by looking directly into the horrors of war, the silences of history. One of the most important debut collections for a generation.’ Andrew McMillan

Reading Mythology In Ocean Vuong S Night Sky With Exit Wounds Through Just Memory

Author: Havannah Tran
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In his debut poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, queer Vietnamese-American refugee poet Ocean Vuong claims his work is “an attempt to navigate history through a rewriting or rather, a recasting, of history into a mythology, much in the tradition of our poetic forebears, like Homer, Dante, Milton.” In this myth-making, closely related to memory and the constitution of empire, I read Vuong’s collection through scholar and novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “just memory”, a way of memorialization that seeks to give voice to all people involved in conflict, examines the conditions in which war memory is produced, and explains how memory is in service of creating the identity of a nation. I look at the poems “Telemachus”, “In Newport I Watch My Father Lay His Cheek to a Beached Dolphin’s Wet Back”, “My Father Writes From Prison”, and “To My Father / To My Future Son” as they constitute the mythology of the father, a figure who creates memories of war that Vuong has no access to. I use this framework in relation to its original intent, as a way of configuring national identity through war memory, but also in understanding a queer mythology Vuong puts forth, one that also questions the American identity as a heteronormative ideal. I turn to the poems “Of Thee I Sing”, “Seventh Circle of Earth”, “Because It’s Summer”, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”, and “Devotion” in understanding this queer mythology. What proceeds is a broad understanding of Vuong’s poetry, in its attempt to give voice to the voiceless and critique the identity/identities of the United States.

Nostalgia De La Muerte

Author: Xavier Villaurrutia
Publisher: Fondo De Cultura Economica USA
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Cuentos apenas insinuados en pocas lneas, como ese recuerdo indeleble que deja en el nimo de un citadino unos campesinos que recoge en el camino y con los que, en un viaje hostil, intercambia apenas un puado de palabras. Mara la voz rene las historias de "Mara la voz," "Corto circuito," "El duende," "El viaje," "El nio de las 10 casas," "Miguel" y "Sarao de la confitura."

On Earth We Re Briefly Gorgeous

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473564476
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Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born – a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam – and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to the American moment, immersed as it is in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Go Home

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1936932032
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“The notion of home has always been elusive. But as evidenced in these stories, poems, and testaments, perhaps home is not so much a place, but a feeling one embodies. I read this book and see my people—see us—and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home.” —Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds Asian diasporic writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong.

Little Creatures

Author: Julia Carlson
ISBN: 0359406491
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Author: Eric Tran
ISBN: 9781943977468
Size: 68.46 MB
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"Eric Tran's poems needle themselves through the psyche; they suture and sear, harboring speakers of myriad aftermaths. True to a physician's gaze, these poems, in their unflinching obsession with the renewal and failure of bodies, both tender and visceral at once, plant Eric Tran firmly in the long tradition of healer-wordsmiths." - Ocean Vuong

There Should Be Flowers

Author: Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Publisher: Civil Coping Mechanisms
ISBN: 9781937865733
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How long can I keep tricking you into thinking what I'm doing is poetry and not me begging you to let us live?

Exit Wounds

Author: VK Powell
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602829322
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Police officer Loane Landry gives up professionally and emotionally when gunrunners kill her lover in an explosion. She blames herself and vows to seek answers and revenge—in or outside the law. Good guys never win, and bad guys never pay. But when the woman she loved returns very much alive and in desperate need of help, Loane must decide if she can endure the pain and memories of deceit in order to keep them both alive. ATF confidential informant Abigail Mancuso is charged with gathering information on a gunrunning syndicate camouflaged as a gentlemen’s entertainment business. Before arrests are made, something goes terribly wrong, and Abby is forced into a deep cover assignment for which she is unprepared. The only person she trusts is the woman she lied to about everything. How can she put Loane’s life at risk by asking for her help?