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Poet Brian Turner

September 8, 2008

On Sept. 23 at 6 p.m., Brian Turner will read his poetry in Waddell Theater at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Publishers Weekly said Turner’s collection “Here, Bullet” “highlights the violence and death of the war in a manner little seen elsewhere.” Turner earned a master’s of fine arts from the University of Oregon and lived in South Korea for a year before serving for seven years in the U. S. Army. He was an infantry team leader with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division for a year in Iraq beginning November 2003. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division. His poetry was published in the “Voices in Wartime Anthology” in conjunction with the feature length documentary film of the same name. Turner received a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry.

Waddell Theater, Loudoun Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164

Free and open to the community

Bev Blois, 703-450-2503 or

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