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Poet and Veteran Brian Turner to give reading at Carbondale Public Library

This notice appeared in The Southern on November 10, 2016. You may access the original notice here


Brian Turner, author of memoir “My Life as a Foreign Country” will talk about his writing and military service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Carbondale Public Library.
Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the U.S. Army, including tours of duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. He is the author of two poetry collections, “Phantom Noise” and “Here, Bullet,” which won The New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection and other major national awards. Turner‘s work has been published in National Geographic, the New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine and other journals.

This reading and discussion is presented in conjunction with “Talking Service: A Veterans Reading Group,” which provides an opportunity for veterans to share their military and post-military experiences with one another through reading and discussion of literature.

For more information, contact Matt Meacham, program coordinator for Access at Illinois Humanities, at or Wendy Schoof, adult program coordinator at Carbondale Public Library, at