Published on February 11, 2015 by Sean Flynt  

Samford University’s English department will host Iraq War veteran and poet Brian Turner Feb. 23 as part of the BACHE Visiting Writers' Series.

Turner’s first collection of poetry–Here, Bullet–put him on the map as a literary voice of the Iraq War. Most recently, he published the memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country.

Turner will speak at 7 p.m. in Samford’s Brock Forum (Dwight Beeson Hall). The event is free and open to the public.

BACHE -- the Birmingham Area Consortium on Higher Education -- sponsors the annual visiting writers' series. Member schools include Samford, Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, the University of Montevallo and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.