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Little, Brown and Company
<div><strong>The award-winning author of <em>The Yellow Birds</em>returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.</strong></div> <div><strong><br></strong></div>National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. <em>Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting </em>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.<br><br>Just as <em>The Yellow Birds</em> was hailed as the "first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war," this collection will make its mark as a powerful, enduring work (<em>Los Angeles Times</em>).