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The Poet As Art: A Poetry Series featuring soldier-poet Brian Turner

Posted Aug. 29, 2012, at 7:52 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME

For more information: Carly Bouchard; 207-782-7228; laarts.org

On September 28 Soldier-Poet Brian Turner will share his work, insight and inspiration with audiences during his poetry reading and discussion. Brian will present his work in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Lewiston at 6PM. This event is free.

Brian Turner is a soldier-poet who is the author of two poetry collections, “Phantom Noise” (2010) and “Here, Bullet” (2005) which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA “Best in the West” award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others.

Turner served seven years in the US Army, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. Turner’s poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and in the “Voices in Wartime” anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name.

Turner was also featured in “Operation Homecoming,” a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words. He earned a master’s of fine arts degree from the University of Oregon and has lived abroad in South Korea. In 2009, Turner was selected as one of 50 United States Artists Fellows.

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