Ocean Vuong

time is amotehrThe Lowell Humanities Series will host best-selling writer Ocean Vuong on October 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vuong’s latest work is Time is a Mother, deeply intimate poetry collection in which Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death. Vuong is also author of the acclaimed novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, an evocative coming-of-age epistolary and lyrical work of self-discovery and diaspora, and the poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Vuong’s writing has been featured in The AtlanticHarper’s, The NationNew RepublicThe New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Village Voice, and the American Poetry Review. An associate professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Vuong is a recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, and many other honors. His appearance is cosponsored by the Boston College Fiction Days Series, Poetry Days Series, American Studies Program, Literature Core Program, Asian American Studies Program, and the English Department.

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