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The award-winning author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.

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, enduring work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Since the World War I poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owens, few poets have captured life in the war zone. Powers does so vividly and eloquently while showing the emotional costs that soldiers suffer during battle and after returning stateside. A poetry book that demands an audience.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Poem by poem, Powers travels an incredible journey through the thoughts and feelings of a veteran attempting to put the pieces together as he looks both forward and back, ‘hoping someday something will make sense.’”

    Booklist

  • “Powers, author of the shattering war novel The Yellow Birds, turns to poetry while concentrating on familiar themes of dislocation, fear, and ‘unmoored memory’…A welcome debut. We hope that the next sequence finds Powers on safer ground, exploring the possibilities of life away from the front.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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