From the Stacks is a regular series on the Poetry Center Blog in which we solicit authors to wander our library and choose books that have been important to them and/or that they recommend. Today's featured author is Ocean Vuong.
Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). A 2016 Whiting Award winner and Ruth Lilly fellow, he has received honors from The Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, Narrative magazine, and a Pushcart Prize. His writings have been featured in the Kenyon Review, GRANTA, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in New York City.
Cocktails by D.A. Powell
Another Language: Selected Poems by Rosemarie Waldrop
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks edited by Elizabeth Alexander
Ing Grish by John Yau
One With Others by C.D. Wright
Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985 by Adrienne Rich
Picasso's Tears: Poems 1978-2013 by Wong May
Born of a Woman: New and Selected Poems by Etheridge Knight
The Clerk's Tale by Spencer Reese
The River at Wolf by Jean Valentine
Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa