Fri, April 8, 2022 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Cost: $15.00 ticket or $27.00 Signed book with ticket
In conversation with Airea D. Matthews, Philadelphia Poet Laureate and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College
Co-promoted with Asian Arts Initiative
Exploring “passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity” (Slate), Ocean Vuong’s poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds won the 2016 Whiting Award. Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Connecticut, Vuong is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, the story of a family seeking happiness in their disparate experiences. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the T.S. Eliot Prize, among other honors, and his work has been published in periodicals and journals such as Guernica, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The New Republic. Vuong currently teaches at New York University. A testament to love’s triumph over brutality, Time Is a Mother is a poetry collection that aspires to grace and restoration amidst grief and uncertainty.
Masks are now optional at author events.
Pre-signed books will be available for purchase at the library on event day.
If you purchased a pre-signed book-with-ticket, you will collect your book as you enter the auditorium.
There is no public book signing.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books