A "Descent Toward the Unknown" in the Poetry of Ai
Women, poetry, minority and ethnic groups, literary criticism, language
Mintz argues that the poet Ai's fourth book "Fate," a collection of dramatic monologues, is marked by the unique voicelessness of a multi-ethnic woman. Her dramatic monologues construct reality through language and examine a postmodern world of fragmented allegiances in which no unmediated, inviolable feminine voice is possible.
Mintz, Susannah B. "A" Descent Toward the Unknown" in the Poetry of Ai." Sage 9.2 (1995): 36.