Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting Lib/E (Compact Disc)
Little Brown and Company, 9781478900160
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
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.