Here, Bullet is a harrowing, first-hand account of the Iraq War by a soldier-poet. Iraq war veteran Brian Turner writes powerful poetry of witness, exceptional for its beauty, honesty and skill. Like Keith Douglas's poems from the North African desert in the Second World War, Turner's testament from the war in Iraq offers unflinchingly accurate description but no moral judgement, leaving the reader to draw any conclusions. Repetitive media reports show little of people's daily experience of the five-year war. In Here, Bullet, we see and feel the devastatingly surreal reality of everyday life and death for soldiers and civilians through the eyes of an eloquent writer who served in the US Army for seven years, with a year's tour of duty in Iraq as an infantry team leader.
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Here, bulletUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The challenge Iraq war veteran Turner faced in writing this first collection was how to write beautiful POETRY on the grim realities of war, about which there is nothing poetic. He aims to achieve his ... Read full review
Review: Here, BulletUser Review - Frank - Goodreads
One of the best modern voices I have heard in a long while. I guess some critics like to talk about the author's lack of technical skill, I say that such a thing doesn't matter when the simple voice of the poetry is so clear, the words so moving, and personally I did not find anything lacking. Read full review