The Collected Poems of Ai

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 Ai known for her searing dramatic monologues was hailed as one of

  • Title: The Collected Poems of Ai
  • Author: AI Yusef Komunyakaa
  • ISBN: 9780393074901
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 g 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 chiliand had to hit the bowlwith a hammer to get it off,then scrape the pinto beansand chunks of ground beefoff his face with a knife.

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    1. Actual Rating: 10 of 5 thornsDamn. The violence and pain is palpable. Through specificity and narrative--some fiction, some based on historical figures--this book re-sensitized me to the horrors that we inflict upon one another, and though she continually uses violence, the fresh images and characters keep the wounds open and bleeding. Though I didn't like all of her books, I appreciated the skill with which she crafted them. It's incredible to see how her tone and style has changed throughout h [...]

    2. Read my review on New York Journal of Books first. Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with the next paragraph.Next month will mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Cruelty, the first of eight books of poetry by the poet whose pen name and legal middle name was Ai and the third anniversary of her death from breast cancer at age 62. Today W.W. Norton is publishing all eight of her poetry books in one volume as The Collected Poems of Ai. In m [...]

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