By Brian Turner
(Alice James Books, Paperback, 9781882295555, 80pp.)
Publication Date: November 2005
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A first-person account of the Iraq War by a solider-poet, winner of the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award.
Brian Turner earned an MFA from the University of Oregon and lived abroad in South Korea for a year before serving for seven years in the US Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq beginning in November 2003 with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999 with the 10th Mountain Division. His poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review and other journals, and in the Voices in Wartime Anthology.