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Book Title: Here, Bullet|
The author of the book: Brian Turner
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.96 MB
Edition: Bloodaxe Books
Date of issue: April 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781852247997
Read full description of the books Here, Bullet:It seems impossible to me to come out against this book without offending everyone. But what if we separate the situation from the writing itself?
Simply put, in my humble opinion, the writing just isn't very good. Turner had a huge opportunity here, but instead he paints a picture of the Iraq war in the way one would render a pretty sunset. Not that war is glorified here, in fact, quite the opposite. Problem is, it's not done in a particularly forward thinking or interesting manner. And now I am likewise guilty of an inability to divorce context from content. As a populist poet perhaps he succeeds. The craft is predictably fine. I can even see how it would appeal to a lot of people, which is also ok. But if I want pretty straight up "war poetry," I'll take Komunyakaa any day for his attention to sound.
Read information about the authorBrian Turner is the director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College and the prize-winning author of two poetry collections about his seven years in the United States Army. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
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