Florence Anthony (born 1947) is an American poet. She legally changed her name to Ai, the Japanese word for “love”. She is noted for her uncompromising poetic vision and bleak dramatic monologues which give voice to marginalized, often poor and abused speakers.
She was born in Albany, Texas but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Her ancestry is part Japanese, Choctaw-Chickasaw, Black, Irish, Southern Cheyenne, and Comanche.