Cruelty : poems : galley proofs


Creator: Ai, 1947-2010
Date(s): 1973
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0880
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: One set of galley proofs for Ai's book, "Cruelty: Poems," which is missing the title page, published in 1973.
Physical Description: 1 item
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 2010.
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, April 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, November 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Ai (1947-2010)

Feminist poet Ai, was born Florence Anthony on October 21, 1947, in Albany, Texas. Beginning with her first book of verse, Cruelty, and continuing throughout her career as a poet, Ai wrote cutting edge verse and used dramatic monologues to depict individuals and their struggles.

Ai died on March 20, 2010, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she had been teaching at Oklahoma State University.


"Ai." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Biography In Context. (retrieved April 14, 2011).

"Ai, a Steadfast Poetic Channel of Hard Lives, Dies at 62." The New York Times. (retrieved April 14, 2011).

Content Description

This is an uncorrected set of galley proofs for Ai's first book of poetry, Cruelty: Poems, published in 1973.

The set bears no autograph notes or corrections and is missing galleys 2 and 3 which would have included the title page.

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Shelving Summary

Box 61, F0880: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 oversize (24 inch) manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0880, Ai, Cruelty : poems : galley proofs, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

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Cruelty : poems : galley proofs Box 61, F0880

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