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Book Title: The Collected Poems of Ai|
The author of the book: Ai
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.10 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton Company
Date of issue: February 4th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780393074901
Read full description of the books The Collected Poems of Ai:"Ai is a truthteller picking her way through the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies."-Joy Harjo
Before her untimely death in 2010, Ai, known for her searing dramatic monologues, was hailed as "one of the most singular voices of her generation" (New York Times Book Review). Now for the first time, all eight books by this essential and uniquely American poet have been gathered in one volume.
from "The Cockfighter's Daughter"
I found my father,
face down, in his homemade chili
and had to hit the bowl
with a hammer to get it off,
then scrape the pinto beans
and chunks of ground beef
off his face with a knife.
Read information about the authorAi is a poet who has been said to be a mixture of Japanese, Choctaw-Chickasaw, Black, Irish, Southern Cheyenne, and Comanche. Her birth name was Florence Anthony but she changed her name to "Ai" which means love in Japanese.
Her poems have dark themes to them and contain violence, rape, and other subjects that aren't considered appropriate. She often writes from the antagonist point of view and has received heavy criticism for the graphic details in her poetry.
She was born out of wedlock. Her mother had cheated on her husband with her father. It is said her troubled childhood is the cause of her dark themed poetry.
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