Vuong’s work is so amazing, I wrote my 10 page MFA paper on his unique use of poetry’s pleasure principles—structure, wild yet functional metaphors, variety of subject matter, various expressions of humanity (particularly human suffering and human love), wisdom and thought-provoking phrases, and vivid descriptions. BUY THIS BOOK! You WILL not regret it. I loved the kindle version so much, I want to buy it again in print so I can go around showing it to everyone. Vuong has raised the bar for good contemporary poets and I shudder to aspire to his creative genius. Seriously, buy this book.