No guest this week, just a monologue in honor of the poet Ai, who died on Saturday. I chant Noh and read poems by Ai (obviously), Richard Shelton, and the O’odham of southern Arizona.
- Ai (1947 – 2010), the Poetry Foundation page
- Remembering Ai: Tucson, 1970, blue satin dress (Mark Doty)
- In Memoriam to Ai (1947 – 2010) by Jerry Williams
- Richard Shelton’s website
- Thanking Ai: A Remembrance by Rigoberto González
(Update #2, 3/27)
(Update #3, 3/28)
- New York Times obituary
Japanese temple bell audio is from Daniele Salvati on freesound.org and is licenced under a Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 licence.