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Killing Floor

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Hardcover, 49 pages
Published February 22nd 1979 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published 1979)
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Ai makes me feel like I am losing my mind whenever I read her. Her persona poems are absolutely the best. They are so realistic and varied, it feels like past lives may be a real thing.

I read her other book Cruelty, and I liked it slightly better but everything I've read by her has been fantastic.

Most of the poems take place in the past, and in a lot of different locations. There is a lot of violence in them. The violence is very realistic. I had to put the book down a couple times. These poems...more
Jan 14, 2012 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Fierce, dark, imaginative, frightening, kinetic poems. The poet is not afraid of intensity. I read this in an edition that included Ai's book, "Cruelty."
I like the ideas behind this collection more than I liked the poems themselves.
If loving the poetry of Ai is wrong, I don't want to be right.
Mills College Library
811.54 A288k 1979
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