The award-winning author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry
National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist,
and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply 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 Iraqi heat; writing a
love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with evocative
language and discernment, Powers’ poetry strives to make sense of the 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 make its mark as a powerful,
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