WorldCat Identities

Ai 1947-2010

Overview
Works: 38 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 4,623 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3551.I2, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ai
Vice : new and selected poems by Ai( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes poems from the author's previous five books--Cruelty, Killing floor, Sin, Fate, and Greed--along with seventeen new poems
Dread by Ai( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called "one of the most singular voices of her generation" by the New York Times Book Review, Ai is America's foremost poet of the dramatic monologue. In this new collection, she adopts the anguished voices of adults remembering traumatic events from their childhoods -- terrorism, war, sexual abuse, parental violence. These searing poems 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, as Ai delves deeply into the wounded psyches of her characters in their attempt to reach some kind of reconciliation with what is, ultimately, beyond reconciliation. Dread is a collection of ferocious bravery, conjuring purity as a distant memory and the knowledge of evil as an "infinite dark night."
Sin : poems by Ai( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greed by Ai( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greed for money, power, sex, and love is the theme at the heart of this new volume of dramatic monologues by Ai, her fifth book to date. Beginning with "Riot Act," a monologue about the Los Angeles uprising in April 1992, this collection is an exploration of racial and sexual politics through the voices of characters as diverse as Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald, J. Edgar Hoover, a battered wife who shoots her husband, an adopted child involved in an incestuous relationship, a priest-pedophile, and women in relationships that are going nowhere. Ai's particular gift is her ability to get inside the heads of the characters she writes about; the cumulative effect is no less shocking than the personal and public horrors we read about in the daily newspapers
Killing floor : poems by Ai( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cruelty; poems by Ai( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fate : new poems by Ai( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No surrender by Ai( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In No Surrender, her final collection, Ai returns again to the form of the dramatic monologue for which she is best known. Haunting, flinty, and full of characteristic dark humor, these poems display the "raw power, jagged edges and unflinching examination of violence and despair" (New York Times) that Ai has been praised for
The collected poems of Ai by Ai( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cruelty ; Killing floor : poems by Ai( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nothing but color by Ai( Recording )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ai reads some of her poems
Vice : new & selected poems by Ai( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversation : for Robert Lowell by Ai( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tormenta de muerte : Hurricane Mitch, November, 1998 by Ai( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in narrative Poems by Ai( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sawdāʼ ka-laylat al-bāriḥah by Ai( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rapture by Ai( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Poetry reading by Ai( Recording )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ai by Ai( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ai discusses her poetry and reads selections from her work
[Poetry reading by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Anthony, Florence.
Anthony Florence 1947-....
Anthony, Florence 1947-2010
Ogawa, P.
Ogawa, P. 1947-2010
Ogawa, P. (Pelorhankhe), 1947-2010
Ogawa, Pelorhankhe 1947-2010
Ogawa, Pelorhankhe Ai.
Ogawa Pelorhankhe Ai 1947-....
Ogawa, Pelorhankhe Ai 1947-2010
Languages
English (66)
Arabic (1)
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