Wednesday Night Live: Ocean Vuong, Poet

October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street, Terrace Level
East Lansing, MI 48864
United States

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, RCAH will welcome poet Ocean Vuong for the second Wednesday Night Live of the academic year.

Ocean Vuong's reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the RCAH Theater, located on the terrace level of Snyder-Phillips Hall, and is part of the college's Wednesday Night Live series. 

A book signing and reception will follow in LookOut! Art Gallery, located on the second floor of Snyder-Phillips Hall.

Earlier in the day, please join us for an intimate afternoon conversation, "Quiet as a Creative Force," at 3 p.m. in the LookOut! Art Gallery.

All are welcome to attend and admission is free. 

About Ocean Vuong

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lamda Literary Prize, and was named by the New York Times as a Top 10 Book of 2016. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize.

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review. Also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers,” Vuong has been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, VICE, The Fantastic Man, and The New Yorker.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass-Amherst. He is currently at work on his first novel.

This event is made possible in part by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

Find additional information on the Center for Poetry's Fall Writing Series page on their website: