Listen Iraq War veteran and poet Brian Turner
Listen Brian Turner reads the title poem from his collection, 'Here, Bullet'
The experience of the Iraq War has been widely documented. We hear about it from embedded reporters, congressional testimony from top brass, and even blogs and MySpace pages from soldiers on active duty. But literary reaction to this war has been rare. That's what we get from poet -- and former Army Sergeant -- Brian Turner.
Turner, who lives in California and who started his one-year tour in Iraq in 2004, tackles his Iraq War experiences in "Here, Bullet," his collection of Iraq War poems. The collection won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection.
Turner talked to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann while visiting the Twin Cities for a reading.