BRIAN TURNER & SUSAN RICH
Poet Brian Turner, in Seattle to visit Highline Community College during National Poetry Month, also makes a most welcome appearance here at Elliott Bay to read from his work, which includes the poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise (both published by Alice James Books) as well as his memoir My Life As A Foreign Country (Norton). “In Brian Turner’s extraordinarily capable hands, language is war’s undoing, in the sense that his words won’t allow absurdity and terror to be anything less than real. My Life as a Foreign Country is a lyrical and restless book, shaped by a writer who believes language can make the world alive to us—even when that world is foreign and full of ghosts, even when we try to turn our backs on it.” —Mark Doty. Reading with him is Seattle poet and Highline teacher and Highline Listens series coordinator, Susan Rich, author most recently of Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press).