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Ai (1947-2010) is the author of eight books of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Vice. In 2009 she was named a United States Artist Ford Fellow. She was a professor at Oklahoma State University.


Books by Ai

  1. Book CoverThe Collected Poems of Ai

    “Ai is a truthteller picking her way through the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies.”—Joy HarjoMore

  2. Book CoverDread: Poems

    A searing collection of poems about America's loss of innocence from the National Book Award-winning author of Vice.More

  3. Book CoverGreed

    Greed for money, power, sex, and love is the theme of this volume of dramatic monologues by the poet the New York Times Book Review has called "one of the most singular voices of her generation."More

  4. Book CoverNo Surrender: Poems

    "Smart, funny, angry, political, and utterly poetic . . . both haunting and humorous." —The RumpusMore

  5. Book CoverVice: New and Selected Poems

    Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry.More