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(A&F link to The Yellow Birds (2012).) I just acquired a copy of this. I can't find too many reviews of it yet though. From what I've read so far, it's still too early for me to form an opinion. But I will say these poems are good. At least for me personally, they are so good that I can't read more than a few of them in one sitting. They hit too close to home. The Guardian: Our conception of "war poetry" is still determined largely by what we know of poetry written during and about the 1914-18 war. Its originality in all senses, its dominance within the school curriculum, its
I may be a little more prone to read something like this because of my shared experiences with the author, but it also genuinely sounds like something worth promoting. Kevin Powers grew up loving to write. After his Army deployment to Iraq, he got his bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and then his master's degree in poetry from the University of Texas at Austin. He now lives in Florence, Italy with his wife. From Parade Magazine: From The New York Times: My writing list of books to review is piling up.