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  • A remarkable return: Vuong's unparalleled luminosity of phrase, his perfected pinpoint accuracy of image is here placed alongside a thrilling expansion of voice and gaze which further confirms Vuong as one of the most important poets of his generation.

    Andrew McMillan
  • A profound and accomplished collection.

    Dazed Digital, *Books to Look Out For 2022*
  • A rumination on grief and cultural assimilation by a bold young poet... Time is a Mother is funny and incisive, a promise of more good things to come from Ocean Vuong.

    Neily Raymond, Oxford Student
  • There's something about Vuong's writing that demands all of your lungs. The succinct line arrangement and absence of full stops in poems...force you to breath heavy.

    Kadish Morris, Observer

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