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Title The collected poems of Ai / introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa.
Author Ai, 1947-2010.
Publication New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (464 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Note All eight books by this American poet have been gathered in one volume.
Includes index.
Contents Cruelty : Twenty-Year Marriage -- Abortion -- The Country Midwife: A Day -- The Unexpected -- But What I'm Trying to Say Mother Is -- The Estranged -- Cruelty -- The Tenant Farmer -- Starvation -- Prostitute -- Possessions -- Why Can't I Leave You? -- I Have Got to Stop Loving You -- Young Farm Woman Alone -- Recapture -- Woman to Man -- The Anniversary -- 1931 -- Tired Old Whore -- Forty-Three-Year-Old Woman, Masturbating -- Old Woman, Young Man -- One Man Down -- After a Long Time -- Hangman -- The Sweet -- The Color Thief -- The Corpse Hauler's Elegy -- The Hitchhiker -- The Root Eater -- The Widow -- The Deserter -- Cuba -- Sunday -- Indecision -- The Cripple -- The Suicide -- Disregard -- Child Beater -- The Dwarf -- Warrior -- Woman -- The Rivals -- Everything: Eloy, Arizona, 1956 -- Before You Leave -- New Crops for a Free Man --
Killing Floor : Killing Floor -- Nothing But Color -- Lesson, Lesson -- Jericho -- The Mortician's Twelve-Year-Old Son -- The German Army, Russia, 1943 -- Talking to His Reflection in a Shallow Pond -- 29 (A Dream in Two Parts) -- She Didn't Even Wave -- Ice -- The Ravine -- Guadalajara Cemetery -- Guadalajara Hospital -- The Kid -- Almost Grown -- The Expectant Father -- Sleep Like a Hammer -- Father and Son -- I Can't Get Started -- He Kept on Burning -- The Woman Who Knew Too Much -- The Singers -- Pentecost -- The Gilded Man --
Sin : Two Brothers -- Blue Suede Shoes -- The Prisoner -- Conversation -- More -- The Émigré -- The Man with the Saxophone -- The Good Shepherd: Atlanta, 1981 -- Salome -- The Mother's Tale -- Saint Anne's Reel -- The Death of Francisco Pizarro -- The Priest's Confession -- Kristallnacht -- Immortality -- Elegy -- They Shall Not Pass -- The Testimony of J. Robert Oppenheimer -- The Detective -- The Journalist --
Fate : Go -- Lyndon Libre -- Jimmy Hoffa's Odyssey -- Boys and Girls, Lenny Bruce, or Back from the Dead -- General George Armstrong Custer: My Life in the Theater -- Interview with a Policeman -- James Dean -- The Resurrection of Elvis Presley -- Last Seen -- Eve's Story -- Reunions with a Ghost -- Capture -- Fate -- Evidence: From a Reporter's Notebook -- The Shadowboxer -- The Cockfighter's Daughter --
Greed : Riot Act, April 29, 1992 -- Self Defense -- Endangered Species -- Hoover, Edgar J. -- Hoover Trismegistus -- Jack Ruby on Ice -- Oswald Incognito & Astral Travels -- Party Line -- Miracle in Manila -- Knockout -- Finished -- Respect, 1967 -- Family Portrait -- Life Story -- The Ice Cream Man -- Archangel -- Lust, Love, and Loss -- Reconciliation -- Penis Envy -- Greed --
Vice : Rapture -- False Witness -- Sleeping Beauty -- Charisma -- The Antihero -- Rwanda -- Stalking Memory -- The Paparazzi -- Afterschool Lessons from a Hitman -- Chance -- Knock, Knock -- Blood in the Water -- Back in the World -- Flashback -- Momento Mori -- Visitation -- Star Vehicle (My Senior Year in High School) -- Passing Through --
Dread : Dread -- Delusion -- Fairy Tale -- Relativity -- Family -- The Saga of Charlie Smith -- Disgrace -- Greetings Friend -- Grandfather Says -- The Secret -- Intercourse -- True Love -- Rude Awakening -- Gender/Bender -- Fifty-three -- Passage -- Lullaby -- The Broker -- The Calling -- The White Homegirl -- The Greenwood Cycle -- The Psychic Detective: Identity -- The Psychic Detective: Fantasy -- the Psychic Detective: Divinity -- The Psychic Detective: Destiny -- The Psychic Detective: Infinity --
No Surrender : Motherhood -- The Inheritance -- Discipline -- Sisterhood -- Womanhood -- Widowhood -- Libbie -- Brotherhood -- Manhood -- Fatherhood -- Finnegan Awake -- A Cigar Is... Oh, Nevermind -- I'm the Only One Here -- The Strange Journey of Ulysses Paradeece After a Hurricane -- Violation -- Booth -- The Hunt -- White Man -- Baby Florence, a.k.a. Coming Through Fire -- "Elizabeth Taylor Has Chubby Fingers, You Know" -- Deathbed Scenes -- The Cancer Chronicles -- Index.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Poetry.
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01067691
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Poems
Related To Print version: Ai, 1947-2010. Poems. Collected poems of Ai. First edition 9780393074901 (DLC) 2012042781 (OCoLC)852835444
ISBN 9780393089202 electronic bk.
0393089207 electronic bk.

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