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Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

meritm's review

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dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced

4.25

"& so what - if my feathers are burning. I never asked for flight"

i especially liked "to my father / to my future son", "daily bread" and "In Newport I watch my father lay his cheek to a beached dolphin's wet back" but a lot of the others were also quite good.

Geburtstagsgeschenk von Nele B, 2023

georgia_sara93's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

This is a collection of poems by Vuong. It won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2017, and it’s easy to see why. Vuong doesn’t pull back from taking you into hard and dark emotions. Sharing parts of his families stories during the Vietnam War, moving to America, loving men. Vuong is a favourite writer of mine with the way he can pull on your emotions with beautiful and descriptive words. If you’re a fan of Vuong’s novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, you are likely to also love this collection of poems.

alittlelou's review against another edition

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4.0

I highlighted and saved so many pieces of this. Something about his writing and ability to string together words, and his mothers lack of it— it’s so beautiful.

abrasieve's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

elizabethc17's review against another edition

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3.0

Maybe poetry is not my thing, I’ll have to read it again

5ouou's review against another edition

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The most beautiful part of your body
is where it’s headed. & remember,
loneliness is still time spent
with the world.

amberm8's review against another edition

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fast-paced

4.0

milosnatch's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective fast-paced

4.25

wthanyell's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced

2.75

mikeelik's review against another edition

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reflective sad medium-paced

2.0