Kevin Powers - The Yellow Birds

Colfax Avenue: Kevin Powers served as a machine gunner in Iraq, and after his honorable discharge, enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He is currently a Michener Fellow in Poetry at the University of Texas at Austin, working towards his M.F.A. Powers will read from and sign his critically acclaimed debut novel The Yellow Birds (Little, Brown), a groundbreaking book about the costs of war.

“Reading The Yellow Birds I became certain that I was in the presence of a text that will win plaudits, become a classic, and hold future narratives of the (Iraq) war to a higher standard. Impeccably structured and told with the poetry of a master, I often had to put the book down, close my eyes and savor the depth of the writing. This is a superb literary achievement. I urge everyone to read it.” —Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee

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Event date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
The Yellow Birds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316219365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - September 11th, 2012