Here, Bullet

Here, Bullet

Book - 2005
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Adding his voice to the current debate about the US occupation of Iraq, in poems written in the tradition of such poets as Wilfred Owen, Yusef Komunyakaa ( Dien Cai Dau ), Bruce Weigl ( Song of Napalm ) and Alice James' own Doug Anderson ( The Moon Reflected Fire ), Iraqi war veteran Brian Turner writes power-fully affecting poetry of witness, exceptional for its beauty, honesty, and skill. Based on Turner's yearlong tour in Iraq as an infantry team leader, the poems offer gracefully rendered, unflinching description but, remarkably, leave the reader to draw conclusions or moral lessons. Here, Bullet is a must-read for anyone who cares about the war, regardless of political affiliation.

Publisher: Farmington, ME : Alice James Books, c2005
ISBN: 9781882295555
Characteristics: x, 71 p. ; 22 cm


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JCLHelenH Jan 19, 2017

There's blood and explosions, depression, suicide, and confusion. Turner perfectly captures the horror of modern warfare. Read if you dare.

Aug 14, 2012

At times the poems are searing and evocative. The verse can be uneven but there's no doubt Turner is writing from personal experience.


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