Summary: poet whose work was known for its examination of violence and despair and became an indictment of American society after she legally changed her name (she was born Florence Anthony and was known mainly by a single name Ai) and had taught at Oklahoma State University since 1999.
Cause of Death: Complications from cancer and pneumonia
Born: October 21, 1947
Died: March 20, 2010
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma