24th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Next Show

May 11

Poet: Ocean Vuong

Music: Co Co Beaux

Opening Voice: Abioseh Cole

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street
Downtown Mystic

Admission $10, Students 21 & Under Free

Call: 860-912-2444
E-mail: info@theartscafemystic.org

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Ocean Vuong

Has any new American poet burst more powerfully onto the literary scene than Ocean Vuong with his debut book of poems Night Sky with Exit Wounds, published in 2016? 

Night Sky with Exit Wounds went on to win a boatload of the highest honors – a partial list includes England’s T.S Eliot Prize which is often referred to as “the most coveted poetry prize”, the Whiting Award which honors the most promising emerging writers, the Forward Prize for best first collection of poems, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award, among others.  Night Sky with Exit Wounds was also a New York Times Top 10 Books, and Foreign Policy magazine selected Mr. Vuong as a 2016 Leading Global Thinker.  Vuong has also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS’s News Hour, and in The New Yorker and Teen Vogue.

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Co Co Beaux

Co Co Beaux is the beloved male a cappella group from Connecticut College.  The award-winning ensemble has just released its eighth album Key Change, which includes songs by Bastille, Mumford & Sons, Rhianna, and Darius Rucker, among others.  These boys deliver serious wit and charm!