Author(s): Kevin Powers
In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. LETTER COMPOSED DURING A LULL IN THE FIGHTING captures the many moments that comprise a soldier's life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with honesty and insight, these poems strive to make sense of war and its echoes through human experience.
Just as THE YELLOW BIRDS was hailed as the 'first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war,' (Los Angeles Times) this collection will prove to be a powerful, enduring classic.
The acclaimed author of THE YELLOW BIRDS returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.
Extraordinary...Brilliantly observed and deeply affecting. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times on THE YELLOW BIRDS Powers is a poet first, so THE YELLOW BIRDS is spare, incredibly precise, unimproveable. Dave Eggers, Observer Kevin Powers has produced a masterpiece of war literature and a classic. Hilary Mantel, Times, on THE YELLOW BIRDS
Kevin Powers is the author of the novel THE YELLOW BIRDS. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, he holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in poetry.