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Time is a mother / Ocean Vuong.

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593300237
  • ISBN: 0593300238
  • Physical Description: 114 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 114).
Formatted Contents Note:
The bull -- Snow theory -- Dear Peter -- Skinny dipping -- Beautiful short loser -- Old glory -- You guys -- Dear Sara -- American legend -- The last dinosaur -- Rise & shine -- The last prom queen in Antarctica -- Dear T -- Waterline -- Not even -- Amazon history of a former nail salon worker -- Nothing -- Scavengers -- Künstlerroman -- Reasons for staying -- Ars Poetica as the maker -- Toy boat -- The punctum -- Tell me something good -- No one knows the way to Heaven -- Almost human -- Dear Rose -- Woodworking at the end of the world.
Summary, etc.:
"Ocean Vuong's second collection of poetry looks inward, on the aftershocks of his mother's death, and the struggle - and rewards - of staying present in the world. Time Is a Mother moves outward and onward, in concert with the themes of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, as Vuong continues, through his work, his profound exploration of personal trauma, of what it means to be the product of an American war in America, and how to circle these fragmented tragedies to find not a restoration, but the epicenterof the break"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mothers and sons > Poetry.
Mères et fils > Poésie.
Genre: Poetry.

Available copies

  • 3 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 811.6 VUONG 2022 (Text) 0001002408621 Nonfiction New Checked out 05/31/2022

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