Poet and novelist Ocean Vuong
March 29, 2021
On Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm, poet and novelist Ocean Vuong reads from his recent creative works. Following the reading, Vuong is joined by faculty mentor and interdisciplinary artist Dao Strom for a conversation. This event is co-hosted by PNCA’s MFA Low-Residency Creative Writing and MA Critical Studies programs and has been made possible by a generous grant from the Collins Foundation.
Ocean Vuong is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, out from Penguin Press (2019) and forthcoming in 30 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.
Vuong’s writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Granta, Harpers, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 100 Leading Global Thinker, Ocean was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers” and has been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, Interview, Poets & Writers, and The New Yorker.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass-Amherst.
Dao Strom is an artist who works with three “voices”—written, sung, visual—to explore hybridity and the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of the poetry collection, Instrument (Fonograf Editions, 2020), and its musical companion piece, Traveler’s Ode (Antiquated Future Records, 2020); a bilingual poetry-art book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else (AJAR Press, 2018), which was a finalist for the 2019 Firecracker Award in Poetry; a hybrid-form memoir, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People, and song cycle, East/West (2015); and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (Counterpoint Press, 2019, 2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (Mariner Books, 2003). She is a recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital Artist Award and a 2020 Oregon Literary Arts Career Fellowship. Her work has received support from RACC, Precipice Fund, Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
The Alberta Abbey Presents Group Exhibition Along These Lines Curated by VS student Ilsa Payne and CS student Justin Duyao
The Alberta Abbey is pleased to present Along These Lines, a group exhibit, featuring a diverse collection of multidisciplinary creatives whose work investigates the common theme of line. Curated by the Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA) Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies (HFSGS) Curatorial Fellow, Ilsa Payne, and Creative Writing Fellow, Justin Duyao, this exhibit will run from April 8 to May 27, 2021.
On Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 pm, Alley Pezanoski-Browne, an alumna of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA, gives a talk as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lectures Series. The talk is being streamed over Zoom and PNCA’s Youtube Channel.
The HFSGS Lecture Series welcomes award-winning novelist and poet Ocean Vuong. April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM on the PNCA Youtube Channel / Zoom Co-Hosted by Low-Residency Creative Writing and Critical Studies
Critical Studies student and Writing & Literature Fellow Justin Duyao holds a conversation with LRCW Faculty and Poet Asiya Wadud
Critical Studies Online Lecture Wed March 17 at 6:30 PST
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies, University of Toronto