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Here, Bullet
     

Here, Bullet

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by Brian Turner
 

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ISBN-10: 1882295552

ISBN-13: 9781882295555

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Alice James Books

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882295555
Publisher:
Alice James Books
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
319,246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

A Soldier's Arabic1
I
The Baghdad Zoo5
Hwy 16
In the Leupold Scope7
The Al Harishma Weapons Market8
What Every Soldier Should Know9
The Hurt Locker11
Observation Post #7112
Here, Bullet13
Body Bags14
AB Negative (The Surgeon's Poem)15
Two Stories Down17
Ashbah18
Into the Elephant Grass19
Eulogy20
II
Kirkuk Oilfield, 192723
Trowel24
Where the Telemetries End25
Autopsy26
Repatriation Day27
Najaf, 182028
For Vultures: A Dystopia29
16 Iraqi Policemen30
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Barefoot)31
Katyusha Rockets32
R&R33
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Bosch)34
How Bright It Is35
III
Alhazen of Basra39
Easel40
Observation Post #79841
2000 lbs.42
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Turner)46
Curfew47
IV
Mihrab51
Milh52
Gilgamesh, in Fossil Relief53
Tigris River Blues54
Ferris Wheel55
Sadiq56
Jameel57
Last Night's Dream58
Cole's Guitar59
9-Line Medevac61
Night in Blue64
Caravan65
To Sand66
Notes69

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