Tuesday, February 15, 2011

News at Eleven: [Brian Turner] won another award--the $50,000

Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, which sent him back overseas, without a uniform.

[June] Saraceno then hired him for a bachelor of fine arts program at Sierra Nevada College.

"He has lived up to every expectation." she said. "Actually, I'd say he has exceeded them."

It is the most recent twist in Turner's story, but twists are a signature of his poetry, too.

"I love poets who take (unexpected) turns," he said.

Like the soldier who became a poet.

In the Tannour Oven

from The Sacramento Bee: Unlikely soldier Brian Turner emerges as gifted poet, teacher


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