Be bold. This poem, which contains the poet’s own name in its title, serves as a letter to his future self. Paperback, 89 pages | … Ocean Vuong’s first poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, took the literary community by storm, and not without good reason: Vuong’s voice is brave and deeply felt; he wears his heart on his sleeve and turns pain into beauty. The end of the road is so far ahead You … Appearances. More. Contact. For an example, check out Ocean’s poem “Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong” in The New Yorker. Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong" by Ocean Vuong by Rich Smith • Mar 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm Tweet It's Frank O'Hara's birthday!!! His poem "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong" was published last year in The New Yorker: Night Sky With Exit Wounds. by Ocean Vuong. Say something you’ve been afraid to say about yourself and your identity. Ocean, don’t be afraid. In its stanzas, he imagines a time where he will be liberated from fear and grief, which will be replaced by self-acceptance. “Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong” by Ocean Vuong. In it, Ocean Vuong as the speaker addresses himself, consoling himself over his own isolation, sadness, and past misfortune. Let its title be, “Someday I’ll Love (Insert Your Full Name).” This is the only rule to follow for this prompt. Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong After Frank O’Hara / After Roger Reeves. The poem "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong" is the thirty-fourth poem in Ocean Vuong's Night Sky with Exit Wounds, and it is the eleventh poem of the book's third section. Resources. Photo: Tom Hines. ABOUT. (“Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong”) The bombs in Vietnam (where Vuong was born) illuminate many of his poems. Ocean Vuong is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, out from Penguin Press (2019) and forthcoming in 30 languages. The Poems. Think big.