WorldCat Identities

Ai 1947-2010

Overview
Works: 42 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 4,638 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 494 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing floor : poems by Ai( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greed by Ai( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 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
Cruelty; poems by Ai( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate : new poems by Ai( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No surrender by Ai( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was traveling at the speed of light, Although it took her years To reach her final destination, And once there, she found she wasn't anywhere in particular. She was alone on the prairie where she'd been born To a very young mother When the howling wind enveloped her in bony arms And whispered, "What took you so long?"--Jacket
The collected poems of Ai by Ai( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Cruelty ; Killing floor : poems by Ai( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but color by Ai( Recording )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai reads some of her poems
Conversation : for Robert Lowell by Ai( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sawdāʼ ka-laylat al-bāriḥah by Ai( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 3 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

[Poetry reading by Ai( Recording )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English 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

Studies in narrative : Poems by Ai( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Poetry reading by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Ai: A Reading [1972] March 16, 1972, at Pima Community College by Ai( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Vice : new and selected poems
Alternative Names
Ai Amerikaans dichteres (1947-2010)

Ai amerikansk poet

Ai (Dichterin) US-amerikanische Dichterin und Hochschullehrerin

Ai költő az Egyesült Államokból

Ai (poetka) amerykańska poetka i pisarka

Ai (runoilija)

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

愛小川

Languages
English (84)

Arabic (1)

Covers
DreadGreedNo surrender