Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse For soldier Brian Turner, words have the impact of bullets. His poems provide a first- person account of war; The New York Times praised their "attention to both the terrors and the beauty he found among Iraq's ruins."

Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse

Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse

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Soldier-poet Brian Turner. The New Yorker said his work "sidesteps the classic distinction between romance and irony, opting instead for the surreal." Alice James Books hide caption

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Soldier-poet Brian Turner. The New Yorker said his work "sidesteps the classic distinction between romance and irony, opting instead for the surreal."

Alice James Books

Soldier Brian Turner is no silent witness to war. Instead, he used verse to chronicle his time in the U.S. Army, publishing a book of collected poems titled Here, Bullet.

Turner served in the armed forces for seven years. For one of those years, he was an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He also served in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Here, Bullet was his debut collection; it won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and was named a New York Times Editor's Choice.

Turner has also published his work in Poetry Daily, Atlanta Review and Georgia Review.

Here, Bullet
By Brian Turner

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