Brian Turner

Brian Turner is the author of five collections of poetry, including three to be published this year: The Wild Delight of Wild ThingsThe Goodbye World Poem, and The Dead Peasant’s Handbook, all forthcoming with Alice James Books. His other collections include Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, and he has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country. He is the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres anthologies. A musician, he has also written and recorded several albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and The Retro Legion’s American Undertow. His poems and essays have been published in The New York TimesThe GuardianNational GeographicHarper’s, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary film Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.


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July 8, 2023