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Vice: New and Selected Poems
     

Vice: New and Selected Poems

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by Ai
 

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ISBN-10: 0393320189

ISBN-13: 9780393320183

Pub. Date: 06/17/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry.
Collected here are poems from Ai's previous five books—Cruelty, Killing Floor, Sin, Fate, and Greed—along with seventeen new poems. Employing her trademark ferocity, these new dramatic monologues continue to mine this award-winning poet's "often brilliant" (Chicago Tribune) vision.

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Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry.
Collected here are poems from Ai's previous five books—Cruelty, Killing Floor, Sin, Fate, and Greed—along with seventeen new poems. Employing her trademark ferocity, these new dramatic monologues continue to mine this award-winning poet's "often brilliant" (Chicago Tribune) vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320183
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2000
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
644,957
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

from Curelty (1973)
Twenty-Year Marriage3
Abortion4
The Country Midwife: A Day5
Cruelty6
The Tenant Farmer7
Why Can't I Leave You?8
I Have Got to Stop Loving You9
Young Farm Woman Alone10
One Man Down11
Hangman12
The Sweet13
The Hitchhiker14
Cuba, 196215
Child Beater16
Everything: Eloy, Arizona, 195617
from Killing Floor (1979)
Killing Floor21
Nothing but Color24
Talking to His Reflection in a Shallow Pond27
29 (A Dream in Two Parts)29
She Didn't Even Wave30
Ice32
The Ravine34
The Kid36
I Can't Get Started38
Pentecost40
The Gilded Man42
from Sin (1986)
Two Brothers47
Blue Suede Shoes52
The Prisoner58
Conversation61
More63
The Good Shepherd: Atlanta, 198165
The Mother's Tale67
The Priest's Confession69
Elegy74
The Testimony of J. Robert Oppenheimer77
The Detective80
The Journalist85
from Fate (1991)
Go93
Jimmy Hoffa's Odyssey97
Boys and Girls, Lenny Bruce, or Back from the Dead102
General George Armstrong Custer: My Life in the Theater107
Interview with a Policeman110
James Dean113
Reunions with a Ghost116
Capture118
Evidence: From a Reporter's Notebook122
The Cockfighter's Daughter129
from Greed (1993)
Riot Act, April 29, 1992137
Hoover, Edgar J.140
Hoover Trismegistus145
Jack Ruby on Ice149
Oswald Incognito & Astral Travels156
Miracle in Manila161
Finished165
Life Story168
Penis Envy176
Greed180
New Poems
Rapture189
False Witness192
Sleeping Beauty196
Charisma199
The Antihero201
Rwanda206
Stalking Memory210
The Paparazzi213
Afterschool Lessons from a Hitman215
Chance218
Knock, Knock220
Blood in the Water223
Back in the World226
Flashback230
Momento Mori237
Visitation240
Star Vehicle (My Senior Year in High School)242
Passing Through247
Index253

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Vice: New and Selected Poems 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
winning the national book award alone is good enough reason to pick this collection up. 'Child Beater' is another. Ai's early poems are without a doubt her best work. as she got older, her poems just lost most of the skill she exhibited in her earlier collection.