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Letter composed during a lull in the fighting : poems /

Offers poems capturing the life of a soldier, including waiting in the dusty Middle Eastern heat and writing a love letter back home. Full description

Main Author: Powers, Kevin,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition.
Contents: 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.
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