17.09.2012 [Plain Dealer (blog)] - By John Freeman. War was once the forge that made a certain kind of novelist. Hart Crane and Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut emerged through war. So did J.D. Salinger. But the last public consensus around a good war has faded, and the United States
14.09.2012 [Irish Times] - The debut novel of the Virginia-born poet KevinPowers is based on his tour of duty as a machinegunner in Iraq, and it evokes the surrealism of a conflict fought out in the sand and shadows of a desert. There is a compelling sense of place: “The war
05.10.2012 [Wicked Local] - The cross-country team recorded a victory from Lynn English at Breakheart Reservation, 21-35. KevinPowers was the first to cross the finish line at 18:40. Evan Covell ended up third at 18:59. Nick Monaco came in fourth at 19:07. Mike Mansfield
28.09.2012 [Financial Times] - KevinPowers served in the US Army in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, and out of that experience he has forged a harrowing, enormously powerful first novel that recalls The Things They Carried (1990), Tim O'Brien's fictional response to the Vietnam conflict.
27.09.2012 [USA TODAY] - New voices: Bob Minzesheimer profiles debut novelist KevinPowers, who has written the novel Yellow Birds about two friends deployed to Iraq. Book buzz: "I have I think three people who could play Christian and about four who could play Ana. And I'm
27.09.2012 [Wicked Local] - KevinPowers led the Sachems with a second place finish against Marblehead, checking in at 17:03. He was third against Gloucester. Evan Covell and Nick Monaco had personal bests; Evan at 18:30 and Nick at 19:09. Krissy Italiano beat her previous best
26.09.2012 [TCPalm] - Martin County Administrator Taryn Kryzda receives the BDBMC's Charlene Hoag Award from KevinPowers of Indiantown Realty, David Powers of Indiantown Realty and BDBMC board member and Brian Powers of Indiantown Gas (pictured from left to right
20.09.2012 [Salon] - When the contrast between the two is especially pronounced, as with KevinPowers' recent Iraq novel, “The Yellow Birds,” it takes an exceptional performer to pull it off, as Holter Graham does, and masterfully. (I just wish I liked Powers' book more
23.09.2012 [WPTV] - "It's easily the most frustrating aspect of the current system that the Army Corps operates, just because the estuary bears the brunt of it," said KevinPowers, vice-chair of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. There is no
21.09.2012 [CounterPunch] - KevinPowers' instant classic, The Yellow Birds, is all about the way we treat America's finest. It's a riveting novel that his grown out of the author's own war experiences in Iraq, where he went at age seventeen as a machine gunner, spending two
14.09.2012 [SheKnows.com] - by KevinPowers The Yellow Birds. A firsthand experience of war, this novel follows private John Bartle on his first tour in Iraq, beginning with his pre-tour training and ending after his return home. Paralleling Bartle's story is that of a teenage
08.09.2012 [Slate Magazine] - Four new war novels—T. Geronimo Johnson's Hold It 'Til It Hurts, KevinPowers' The Yellow Birds, David Abrams' Fobbit, and Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk—navigate this question of politics with varying success. All, though, seem to
05.09.2012 [Washington Prep Lacrosse] - A prize only two other state players, Lakeside School's Stenn Jernud in 2010 and Issaquah High School's KevinPowers in 2011, have achieved in the four-decades of high school play in Washington state. Both earned spots on Sweden's national squad.
05.09.2012 [Nieuwsbank (persbericht) (abonnement)] - The yellow birds van KevinPowers, de eerste roman over de oorlog in Irak, staat op de longlist van de Guardian First Book Award. Auteur KevinPowers, die zelf op zijn zeventiende een jaar in Irak diende en tegenwoordig poezie doceert aan de
21.09.2012 [كتابات] - الحربُ رديف الأنانية. كيف تنقذ حياتي اليوم؟ ربما بالموت! تموت لأحيا. لا شيء. بدلةُ خاكي، في بحرٍ من الأرقام، ورقمٌ في بحر من الرمال. تلك هي العمل الأول لروائي أمريكي واعد، رأي بعينه، وكتب بإحساسه كل ما يريد. وحقٌ علينا أن نشكره. KevinPowers, The Yellow Birds.