Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting

Like the best war poets, Kevin Powers' real subject is not the battle for land or governance, but the battle for one man's soul. In dramatising that inner conflict, he achieves a poetry both urgent and universal. — Michael Symmons Roberts, winner of the 2013 Forward and Costa prizes

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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