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Ocean Vuong
“VUONG TRAVERSES THE INTENSELY PERSONAL AND THE BROADLY POLITICAL WITH GRACE AND COURAGE.”
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Tue, Apr 5, 2022
 
Ocean Vuong
Talks | Literary

In conversation with Mahogany L. Browne
Launch of Time Is a Mother
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

 
Part of Unbound

Ocean Vuong comes to BAM for an evening of conversation with writer-organizer Mahogany L. Browne to celebrate the launch of his highly anticipated second poetry collection, Time Is a Mother. In these poems, 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. In concert with the themes of his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Vuong contends with memory, 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 as well as the epicenter of the break.


This event will be held with the health and safety of you and your family as our highest priority.

Effective February 14, 2022, proof of full vaccination for those eligible is required, and face masks must be worn at all times at BAM. We will continue to update our policies in adherence with the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines and protocols. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.

 
 
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Major support for Unbound: Ocean Vuong provided by The Lepercq Charitable Foundation

Ocean Vuong
BIO
Ocean Vuong
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 Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Mahogany L. Browne
Mahogany L. Browne, selected among the Kennedy Center's Next 50 2021, is executive director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative supporting the groundwork of criminal justice leaders and community members. This position is informed by her career as a writer, organizer, and educator. Browne has received fellowships from Poets House and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, among other organizations. She is the author of recent works Vinyl Moon, Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic and founder of the diverse lit initiative, Woke Baby Book Fair. Browne's latest project is a poetry collection responding to the impact of mass incarceration on women and children: I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love. She is the first-ever poet-in-residence at Lincoln Center and lives in Brooklyn.
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