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"Thirst is a psychological vampire thriller that is an intimate story about addiction, hunger -- thirst put in a much broader context with some sharp political commentary. The book moves quickly, especially in the second half, is vivid and stays with you. I enjoyed it and so did my 16 year-old son."

- Josh Kosman

Author, The Buyout of America: How Private Equity is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

Thirst Book Launch & Reading
Thirst Book Launch & Reading
Oct 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The Council Cafe,
279 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216
My Story

Dr. Nicholas Powers, PHD. is a novelist, poet, and journalist living in New York. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Literature at SUNY Old Westbury where his courses 

range from topics in African American Literature, Creative Non-Fiction, Black Women Writers, Literature of Class Consciousness, Autobiography, to Literature Across Cultures I and II. 

As a novelist, his writing pulls from his interests in surrealism, marxism, feminist theory, and mythology to transform silence into entertaining fiction. 

Currently, Powers is working on his newest nonfiction work, Tripping on Race, a study of race and psychedelics.


Never one to shy away from a hot take, his political writing has appeared in Truth-Out, The Indypendent, The Catalyst, Raw Story, Business Insider, Lucid News, The Village Voice, and Vibe.


His two previous books include Theater of War (2004) and The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street (2013)both published by Upset Press.

My Books
My Books


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Theater of War

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