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Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
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really liked it
bookshelves: poetry, read2019, ebooks, hoopla

This poetry collection has been recommended twice on the Reading Envy Podcast by readers I trust - Shawn (Episode 111) and Lauren (Episode 147) but I certainly took my time in getting to it.

Poems span from grappling with a father's experiences and a painful family/country history to the poet's own body and adulthood.

Favorites include "Telemachus," "A Little Closer to the Edge" (also see this video where the poet reads it,) "Into the Breach," "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," and "Logophobia."

I have an eARC of the poet's debut novel, also titled On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, and I'm anxious to get to it.
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Reading Progress

November 7, 2016 – Shelved
November 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 7, 2016 – Shelved as: poetry
April 2, 2019 –
99.0% "finished 4/1"
April 10, 2019 – Started Reading
April 11, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: ebooks
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: hoopla

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