Letter Composed During A Lull in the Fighting

Letter Composed During A Lull in the Fighting


Book - 2014
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The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns 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 Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with evocative language and discernment, Powers's 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," this collection will make its mark as a powerful, enduring work (Los Angeles Times).
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316401081
Branch Call Number: 811
Characteristics: viii, 96 pages ;,22 cm


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May 21, 2017

The poetry is a concise look at a soldier at war, and then his return home as a veteran. There are vivid descriptions of what he witnessed in Iraq, as well as accounts of what he himself did while fighting. Most of what I know about the Iraq War I have learned from the news, and it is an enlightening experience to read about it through poems written by an Iraq veteran.

Dec 16, 2016

These poems are worth reading and rereading. Some are stronger than others, but overall good.


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