Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20110527, 20101210
A veteran of the Iraq War, Brian Turner brings the realities of battle and its impact on soldiers to life in his two books of poetry: Here, Bullet, his debut collection that won several awards, including the 2007 Poets Prize, and Phantom Noise, his critically acclaimed 2010 book. He talks about his work with New Letters magazine editor, Robert Stewart, and shares how poetry helped him survive as an infantry team leader in Iraq.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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