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Kevin Powers    

Author and Iraq War veteran; Known for "The Yellow Birds"

Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. In 2004 and 2005, he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an M.F.A. in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.

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'Yellow Birds' author Kevin Powers picks his favorite books

Out now in paperback, Kevin Powers' debut novel of the Iraq War, The Yellow Birds, was one of the most celebrated books of 2012: It won the PEN/Hemingway  ...

Kevin Powers' 'The Yellow Birds,' a disturbing war novel | cleveland ...

Kevin Powers' "The Yellow Birds" jumps into the Iraq war, moving between 2003 and 2009 as it follows two young soldiers, boys who "had small lives, populated ...

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