KGB: Monday Night Poetry - MacGregor Card + Ocean Vuong

April 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Macgregor Card is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Queens. His first full poetry collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, was selected for the Fence Modern Poets Series by Martin Corless-Smith. Recent work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ink Node, Aufgabe, Lungfull!, Fence, Baltimore Is Reads, The Recluse, Puppyflowers, Whitman Hom(m)age and Best American Poetry 2007. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: a journal of poetic research. He is currently editing an anthology of New York School poetries with Olivier Brossard.

Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was a New York Times Top 10 Books of 2016, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, he has received honors 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, 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, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon and Warsan Shire, Ocean was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers” and has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, VICE, and The New Yorker, as well as fashion features at The Last Magazine, The Fantastic Man, and BON Magazine Sweden.  Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he immigrated to the US at the age of two as a child refugee. He lives in New York City.