Ai, Fellow in Poetry, 1975 – 2010

Jul 8, 2012

National Book Award winning poet Ai died unexpectedly of natural causes in Oklahoma on Saturday. She was 62.

Born Florence Anthony in Texas in 1947 of mixed racial heritage – said to include Japanese, Choctaw-Chickasaw, African-American, Irish, Southern Cheyenne and Comanche – she legally changed her name