By Ai,Yusef Komunyakaa
“Ai is a truthteller selecting her manner throughout the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies.”—Joy Harjo
Before her premature dying in 2010, Ai, recognized for her searing dramatic monologues, used to be hailed as “one of the main singular voices of her new release” (New York occasions ebook Review). Now for the 1st time, all 8 books by way of this crucial and uniquely American poet were amassed in a single volume.
from “The Cockfighter’s Daughter”
I chanced on my father,
face down, in his home made chili
and needed to hit the bowl
with a hammer to get it off,
then scrape the pinto beans
and chunks of flooring beef
off his face with a knife.
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