Publication Date: Nov 17, 2004 List Price: $16.95 (store prices may vary) Format: Paperback Classification: Poetry Page Count: 136 ISBN13: 9780393326192 Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
A searing collection of poems about America’s loss of innocence from the National Book Award-winning author of Vice. In poems that 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, Ai conjures purity as a distant memory and the knowledge of evil as an "infinite dark night." "An undoubtedly powerful personae."?Publishers Weekly "Ai’s cleansing soliloquies give voice to pain both personal and communal….[Dread] presents her most masterfully unnerving works to date."?Booklist "Dread has the characteristic moral strength that makes Ai a necessary poet."?The New York Times Book Review