In the aftermath of his bestselling collection “Here, Bullet,” Turner deftly turns his attention to the war in Iraq. These prophetic poems wage a daily battle for normalcy, seeking structure in the quotidian while grappling with the absence of forgetting.
In the aftermath of best-selling “Here, Bullet,” Brian Turner
deftly illuminates existence as both easily extinguishable and ultimately enduring. These prophetic, osmotic poems wage a daily battle for normalcy, seeking structure in the quotidian while grappling with the absence of forgetting.
earned an MFA from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the US Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. His poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review and other journals. He received a NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared on National Public Radio, the BBC, Newsho