Brian Turner

2 Poems

Given a year adrift on the cold Pacific, the broken cities arrive crushed, splintered, with all that the water upended and carried out to sea, all that we might gather from the waves washing in to the iceplant dunes along the California coast. So, too, the dead, who float upside down in the silent wreckage...

Brian Turner

Brian Turner is the author of a memoir (My Life as a Foreign Country, W.W. Norton, 2014) and two poetry collections: Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise (Alice James Books). His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Poetry Daily, VQR, The Georgia Review, and other journals. He’s received a USA Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. He directs the low-residency MFA at Sierra Nevada College.