Sunday 21 March 2010

i.m. Ai, 1947-2010

The poet Ai, whose powerful dramatic monologues I taught just earlier this month, died this past Friday, 19 March. I remember when I first encountered her work--I think it was in Killing Floor--I wrote a handful of knock-offs, I so wanted to capture that same sense of cruelty and vulnerability in everyday life. To learn more about her work and read some of her poems, please see her entry on the Poetry Foundation website.

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