Literary Soundtracks: Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

by Lizzy Sobiesk

This week's playlist is based off of Ocean Vuong's book of poetry called "Night Sky With Exit Wounds." Vuong, a master of language and imagery, describes the indescribable. From violent tragedy to generational trauma to beautiful heritage, he covers so much ground with precision, and paradoxically is full of indulgence and restraint. I focused not only on the songs that resonated with the poems, but also on the feelings I had after reading.

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We’re revisiting our archives today—this post originally appeared on our website in June 2017.