Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 2004 and 2005 he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.

Selected Works

Poetry
"Impressive in its sincerity and virtually unimpeachable in its distress… " --Andrew Motion
Fiction
"The best books transcend their time and circumstances to say something enduring and truthful about war itself. The Yellow Birds belongs in that category." --Philip Caputo

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