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Ocean Vuong at Young Poets Day
Wed, August 16, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
In the Makeshift Theater
5pm Connecticut High School Poets perform
In the Sunken Garden
6pm Fresh Voices Student Poetry Competition winners perform
6:45pm Musical performance
7:15pm Ocean Vuong performs
8pm Book Signing
Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds, winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Vuong also has two chapbooks: No and Burnings. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets and a Pushcart Prize.
The Fresh Voices Poetry Competition offers students the opportunity to write and prepare poems suitable for presentation and publication. Since 1993, student poets from all corners of Connecticut have entered this competition and mentoring program. Fresh Voices winners perform their work in the Sunken Garden on Young Poets Day each season.