W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393326192, 123pp.
Publication Date: November 17, 2004
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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.