• "<i>Night Sky With Exit Wounds</i>…startled me with its urgency and its relevance.<b> A eerily sure-footed debut.</b>"

    Observer, Books of the Year
  • "Vuong writes with a <b>piercing, dreamlike clarity</b>."

    Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
  • "<b>Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move</b>: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition … His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. <b>From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion</b>."

    New Yorker
  • "<b>Ocean Vuong is one of my auto-buy authors. I keep recommending his <i>Night Sky With Exit Wounds </i>to everyone</b>; I can’t shout loud enough about it… I have quite a complicated relationship with what’s considered "classical poetry" but then someone like Ocean Vuong comes along, and <b>he’s doing something so exciting that you can’t help but get caught up in it.</b>"

  • "The poetry is <b>a conduit for a life in which violence and delicacy collide</b>… I like <b>the fragility, resilience and the sense that the stories that need telling are hardest to tell </b>– a difficulty Ocean Vuong is courageously minded to overcome."