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Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong, a MacArthur Fellow, is author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and Night Sky with Exit Wounds.


As my relatives melted, I stood
on one leg, raised my arms, eyes shut, & thought:
tree tree tree as death passed me—untouched.

Ocean Vuong
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Ocean Vuong Amy King