Black Mountain Institute; KNPR
"Tomorrow begins with shrapnel and blood...."
Brian Turner was a soldier in Iraq when he started writing poetry. He described the rush of bullets, the desert nights in Iraq, and what it's like to see a comrade fall in battle. His first book of poetry, Here, Bullet, skyrocketed him into the limelight - at the same time, he struggled to adjust with his return to America. Brian Turner reflects on the painful beauty of Iraq, and how one finds grace in a time of war. Join us for an in-depth look at the battleground through a soldier-poet's eyes.
In this podcast, Turner gives a reading from War Poet.
Authorship; Literature; Poets; Veterans; War poetry; American
Literature in English, North America | Other Arts and Humanities
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/blackmountain_lectures_events/19