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Letter composed during a lull in the fighting : poems / Kevin Powers.

Powers, Kevin, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780316401081
  • ISBN: 0316401080
  • Description: viii, 96 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 811.6/Powers (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction PS 3615 .O95 L48 2014 (Text to phone) Reshelving -
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 811.6 POWERS 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 811 Powers (Text to phone) Available -

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Contents Note: Customs -- Letter composed during a lull in the fighting -- Great plain -- Inheritance -- Blue star mother -- Independence Day -- Valentine with flat affect -- Elegy for urgency -- Meditation on a main supply route -- Improvised explosive device -- Self-portrait in sidewalk with chalk -- A history of yards -- Death, mother and child -- Field manual -- After leaving McGuire Veterans' Hospital for the last time -- Separation -- Actuary -- Photographing the suddenly dead -- Cumberland Gap -- The torch and pitchfork blues -- Fighting out of West Virginia -- In the ruins of the ironworks -- Songs in Planck time -- The abhorrence of coincidence -- While trying to make an arrowhead in the fashion of the Mattaponi Indians -- The locks of the James -- Church hill -- Nominally -- Corona -- An alternate history of the destruction of Dresden by fire -- Portugal -- Advice to be taken just before the sun goes supernova -- A lamp in the place of the sun -- Grace note.
Summary: Offers poems capturing the life of a soldier, including waiting in the dusty Middle Eastern heat and writing a love letter back home.
Subject: Soldiers > Poetry.

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