US Soldier-Poet In Manchester
Brian Turner will also lead a Poetry School workshop on The Poetry of Witness on Sunday, March 22nd from 10 am - 4pm at The Tai Chi Village Hall, 163 Palatine Road, Manchester M20 2GH. £56 (£37 concs) including lunch. To book: 0207 582 1679
Brian Turner's debut book of poems, Here, Bullet, won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor's Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA "Best in the West" award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
His collection, Here, Bullet is a harrowing, beautiful first-person account of the Iraq war. The poems in this remarkable collection reflect Turner's experiences as a soldier with penetrating lyric power, compassion, sensitivity, and eloquence, while deploring the violence and acknowledging the grief and terror of war.