Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is the author of two chapbooks: NO (YesYes Books, 2013) and BURNINGS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which was selected by the American Library Association’s “Over The Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading.
A Kundiman Fellow, he is a recipient of a 2012 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, as well as six Pushcart Prize nominations. Poems appear in American Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Southern Indiana Review, Guernica, Poetry Northwest, South Dakota Review and Drunken Boat, among others.
Recently, he was awarded a 2013 Poets House Emerging Writers Fellowship and was a finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.