The Poet Ocean Vuong, at Home in the Food Court

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The poet Ocean Vuong was born in Vietnam and grew up in a small apartment with relatives in Hartford, Connecticut. After moving to New York City, Vuong stumbled on the Food Court at the New World Mall, a food court in Flushing, Queens, which features dishes from all over Asia— kimchee, spicy pho, roast duck. It became a favorite spot to read and write.