Ocean Vuong is the author of the poetry collection, Time Is a Mother, (Penguin Press, April 2022), and the The New York Times bestselling novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press 2019) which has been translated into 34 languages. A recipient of a 2019 MacArthur "Genius" Grant, he is also the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA in Poetry from NYU, where he is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence.