Synopses & Reviews
In poems that travel from the horrific flight of a World War II pilot to the World Trade Center attack, from the death of JFK Jr. to the poet's own bastard birth, Ai conjures purity as a distant memory and the knowledge of evil as an "infinite dark night." "An undoubtedly powerful personae."-- "Ai's cleansing soliloquies give voice to pain both personal and communal.... presents her most masterfully unnerving works to date."-- " has the characteristic moral strength that makes Ai a necessary poet."--
A searing collection of poems about America's loss of innocence from the National Book Award-winning author of .
About the Author
Ai (1947-2010) is the winner of a Lamont Poetry Award and an American Book Award, and author of several poetry books, including Cruelty, Killing Floor, Sin, Fate, Greed, Vice, Dread, and No Surrender. She lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma.