Ai Ogawa (commonly referenced as "Ai") is a great American poet. Born on October 21, 1947, she has won numerous awards, such as The National Book Award. Born under the name Florence Anthony, she was born in Albany, Texas. She has many nationalities, such as American, Japanese, and African. She considered herself simply a writer, with no particular views. Her name means love in Japanese.
Ali Ogawa: Poems was published in 2013 by W. W. Norton. The book encompasses some of her best works over a thirty year period. It demonstrates how great her monologue was, and her ability to inhabit the persona of any individual. Published just three years after her death, it was a basically a plaque in her honor.
Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, this is the first ever complete edition of Ai's work.