Monday, July 27, 2009

Brian Turner Poetry Reading

Brian Turner the new resident author at the Kerouac House read poems from is book of poems titled "Here, Bullet" at Infusion Tea on Wednesday night. These are not the type of poems that get polite applause from the audience rather they hit you strongly in the chest often leaving you chocked and dazed. The Iraq war that Brian writes about is still going strong today, the media seems to have turned away feeling the public does not want to hear more of the bitter hard truth. Often the line between the poem and an ongoing narrative or explanation was blurred. Brian talked about how he had done readings for cadets at military campuses and how he once slept in the same bed a s Dick Cheney in a fine hotel near the base. He spoke of how women soldiers in the army are often sexually abused, and of his visits to veterans hospitals where the injured go ignored.
Even after experiencing and writing about so much human suffering, Brian remains gracious and is a champion of all the arts. The Orlando arts community is lucky to have such an amazing author writing and compiling his work right here at the Kerouac House for the next 3 months.

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