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A Reading by Brian Turner – 4/19

The Queens College MFA Program is so happy to announce the upcoming reading by poet and memoirist Brian Turner, on April 19, 7pm, in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The reading will be followed by a conversation facilitated by MFA poetry alum Jasper Lo, as well as a reception and book signing.

Brian Turner is an award-winning writer and US Army veteran and his reading is timed to coincide with not only National Poetry Month but also the twentieth anniversary of the war in Iraq. It promises to be an amazing event!

We hope to see you there!

Please note: guests to QC will be required to show proof of vaccination and ID to enter campus



Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US Army. He is the author of two poetry collections—Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet—which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, the 2007 Poets Prize, and others.

In addition to his poetry, he is the editor of the anthology The Kiss (2018), a diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine, and other fine journals. Turner has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more. His recent memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, has been called “achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful.”