The $4,000 Narrative Prize is awarded annually for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published by a new or emerging writer in Narrative.
Ocean is the author of the poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). He has also written two chapbooks: No and Burnings, an American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow selection. A 2012 graduate from Brooklyn College, he received the Stanley Kunitz Prize in 2012 and a Pushcart Prize in 2014, as well as honors from the Academy of American Poets. Born in 1988 in Saigon, he came to the United States as a refugee and lives in New York City.
We’re so proud of you, Ocean. Congratulations!
(Photo above: Ocean during his 2013 residency.)