Turner poetry reading slated for Tuesday

LEWISBURG – Brian Turner will give a reading of his poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading, part of the Stadler Center Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

Turner 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.

He served seven years in the Army, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the third Stryker Brigade Combat Team, second Infantry Division. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division.

Turner’s poetry has appeared 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.

He also was featured in “Operation Homecoming”, a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words.

He earned an MFA from the University of Oregon and has lived in South Korea. In 2009, he was selected as one of 50 United States Artist Fellows.

For more information on the series and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry, visit, email or call 577-1853.