Penguin Press



Time Is a Mother

In his second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong remembers his late mother, chronicles the search for connection and reveals a gradual emergence into true selfhood.

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National Poetry Month is a time for highlighting poetry as a platform for honoring everyday experiences and giving voice to our deepest, most vulnerable selves. For all readers who celebrate, we recommend the wide-ranging collections below, which offer poetic explorations of nature, identity and our need for connection.

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