Ocean Vuong chooses 10 impactful books

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