Arts Calendar

Oct 21

Reading by poet Brian Turner

Related to the exhibit ALWAYS LOST: A Meditation on War, in Weitz 148.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 pm / Weitz 236

Brian Turner is a poet and essayist who writes about his experience as a soldier in the Iraq War.

Brian Turner is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise (2010) and Here, Bullet (2005) which 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. His recent memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (2014), paints a devastating portrait of what it means to be a soldier and a human being. Turner served seven years in the US Army, including one year as an infantry team leader 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. Benjamin Busch calls the memoir a “brilliant fever dream of war’s surreality, its lastingness, its place in families and in the fate of nations. Each sentence,” he says, ”has been carefully measured, weighed with loss and vitality, the hard-earned language of a survivor who has seen the world destroyed and written it back to life."

Related to the exhibit ALWAYS LOST: A Meditation on War, in Weitz 148.

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