Brian Turner, 32nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Brian Turner

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Village Bookstore

Author/Artist Bio

Brian Turner is a soldier-poet whose debut book of poems, Here, Bullet, 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. Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division.


Turner was a participant on the panel "Torture in the Age Terrorism" with Nick Turse and Jacob Weliberg; Joyce Hoffmann was the panel moderator. The panel discussion occurred on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the University Village Bookstore.


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