Sunday, February 20, 2011

Poem of the Week: "Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting," by Kevin C. Powers

Here's another poem that I discovered via my Poetry Foundation phone app. This poem is pretty damn devastating, getting the most out of its brevity. I was attracted to this particular poem because it reminded me of one of my favorite story collections, Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. If you haven't read that book, you really should get on it. It's definitely an important and beautiful work. I'd say "enjoy," but that wouldn't be quite the right emotion required in reading this poem.

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, by Kevin C. Powers

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