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Ai's poems are in copyright and cannot be reproduced without the permission of her publisher, W. W. Norton. Several poems by Ai, however, can be seen on the Norton Web site. Ai. Cruelty. Boston: Houghton, 1973. --. Killing Floor. Boston: Houghton, 1979. --. Sin. Boston: Houghton, 1986. --. Fate. Boston: Houghton, 1991. --. Greed. New York: Norton, 1993. --. Black Blood. New York: Norton, 1997. [novel] --. Vice: New and Selected Poems. New York: Norton, 1999. --. Dread. New York: Norton, 2003. Biographical information Given name: Family name: Ai Birth date: 21 October 1947 Pseudonym: Florence Anthony Nationality: American Ethnicity: Black/Choctaw-Chickasaw/Comanche/Irish/Japanese/ Southern Cheyenne Education University of Arizona (B.A.) to 1969 University of California, Irvine (M.F.A.) to 1971 Honours Lamont Poetry Selection: 1978 National Book Award, Poetry: 1999

two brothers
Night tightens its noose.
Give 'em Saint Jack.
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