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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

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    No Surrender: Poems


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    No Surrender: Poems


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    A searing new collection from a master of the poetic monologue.
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    Vice: New and Selected Poems


    Paperback, 2000

    Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry.
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    Paperback, 1995

    Greed 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."