Poetry Reading: Ocean Vuong in Conversation with Tiana Clark



First Churches (129 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060)

We at Broadside Bookshop are proud to welcome back to the Valley local poet and novelist, Ocean Vuong, for the area's only reading from his new, New York Times best-selling, collection, "Time is a Mother." Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, "Night Sky With Exit Wounds," winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the best-selling novel, "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," which has been translated into thirty-six languages. A recipient of the 2019 MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Vuong lives in Northampton and serves as an Associate Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass- Amherst. He will be joined in conversation by award-winning poet, Tiana Clark, who served this semester as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in- Residence at Smith College. This event is free, open to the public, and will not be ticketed. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 6pm. Mask and proof of full vaccination will be required for this event. Note: due to COVID protocols, Ocean will not be signing at the event. Signed copies of "Time is a Mother" as well as Vuong's other two works will be for sale at the door.