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.
National Book Award, 1999
Books by Ai
Ai, Yusef Komunyakaa
Hardcover, 2014“Ai is a truthteller picking her way through the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies.”—Joy Harjo
Paperback, 1995Greed for money, power, sex, and love is the theme of this volume of dramatic monologues by the poet theNew York Times Book Reviewhas called "one of the most singular voices of her generation."
Paperback, 2000Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry.
Paperback, 2005A searing collection of poems about America's loss of innocence from the National Book Award-winning author of Vice.
Hardcover, 2010A searing new collection from a master of the poetic monologue.
Paperback, 2012"Smart, funny, angry, political, and utterly poetic . . . both haunting and humorous." —The Rumpus