Brian Turner is a soldier-poet whose debut book of poems, Here, Bullet, won the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Pen Center USA “Best in the West” award, the Poets Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. He will speak Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall, room 300. Turner’s second book of poetry, Phantom Noise, was published last year.
Turner served seven years in the US Army, including one year as an infantry team leader in Mosul, Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Before that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division. Selected one of 50 United States Artists Fellows for 2009, Turner is a contributor to “Home Fires,” a New York Times Opinionator blog that features the writing of men and women who have returned from wartime service in the United States military. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.