Brian Turner

Wednesday 14th February @ 10PM. Cork Arts Theatre.

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Brian Turner served in the US army for seven years with deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. His 2005 collection Here, Bullet (first published in the US by Alice James Books) received nine major literary awards including a 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship and a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry. His second collection, Phantom Noise, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize (Bloodaxe, 2010).

His published essays include one for National Geographic and a series of essays for The New York Times blog, Home Fires. He has been interviewed or featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Texts by Turner are the basis of the large-scale musical composition Dreams of the Fallen by Jake Runestad, first performed at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans on Veterans Day, 11 November 2013. His memoir My Life as a Foregin Country was published by Jonathan Cape in 2014. He is the inaugural John Montague International Poetry Fellow.

 

 

Links

Brian Turner on The Poetry Foundation

Author page at Bloodaxe Books

An interview with Turner in the Virginia Quarterly Review

 

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Cork International Poetry Festival

13 - 17 February 2018

Cork International Poetry Festival

 

 

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