Posts tagged "Copper Canyon Press"

The Book and The Poet: Ocean Vuong

The Book and The Poet: Ocean Vuong

In Profile: Ocean Vuong – No

This 2016, April to be exact, sees the release of Ocean Vuong’s ‘Night Sky With Exit Wounds‘ and if ever there was a poetry book you need to get your hands on, this will be it.

Ocean Vuong is extraordinary, a force of gorgeousness, unique in voice and beauty. The future ahead for Ocean as a poet is going to be massive and mark my words, you will know this poet in the coming years. Again, The poetry of Vuong, just like that of Dimitra Xidous, has the potential to drop into my obsessive-collective of Neruda, Lorca, Handal and Simic.

The Book and The Poet: William O’Daly

The Book and The Poet: William O'Daly

In Profile: William O’Daly – The Road to Isla Negra

When I was discovering the poetry of Pablo Neruda in my late 20’s it was the beginning of a fascination and addiction that was going to last right up until today. Just like my obsession with Garcia Lorca, I was about to consume every piece of writing, every book, every essay and article there was about Neruda, and my collection of books on my shelf could be considered a little over the top by some.