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Brian Turner

Brian Turner has authored five collections of poetry, including The Wild Delight of Wild Things and The Goodbye World Poem, and the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country. He is editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres anthologies. A musician, Turner has also written and recorded several albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me, Smiling) and The Retro Legion’s American Undertow. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his dog, Dene.

Featured title: The Wild Delight of Wild Things



  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 10:15 a.m.WORKSHOP: Telling Veterans’ Stories – Franklin Hotel, Emerald Room
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 12:45 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 5:45 p.m.Veterans Story Contest Awards – Holiday Inn Express, Mystic & Savoy Rooms
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 @ 10:30 a.m.Love, Loss, and Poetry – The Lodge, Cody Room

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