Tales from a struggling writer, Detroit chick, and mother.
The poet Ai, who grew up in Tucson, Arizona, passed away over the weekend. Ai was a writer who took risks in her work and is probably best known for her dramatic monologues of dark characters to whom she gave voice in her writing. I considered not returning Ai's Vice to the library once I'd read it - I loved it that much. Tayari Jones posts a moving remembrance of Ai who was a mentor to her.