Ai accepts the 1999 National Book Award in Poetry for Vice: New & Selected Poems

November 1999

Acceptance Speech

Catgory

Yahoo! I never met a man I didn’t like. I teach in Oklahoma, so this is going to be such a boost to the people of Oklahoma, who really need this, and so did I. I’m very grateful, to the judges, and to everyone. Thank you so much.

—Ai

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