Phantom Noise

Phantom Noise In The Aftermath Of Best Selling Here, Bullet, Brian Turner Deftly Illuminates Existence As Both Easily Extinguishable And Ultimately Enduring These Prophetic, Osmotic Poems Wage A Daily Battle For Normalcy, Seeking Structure In The Quotidian While Grappling With The Absence Of Forgetting. Brian Turner was a rifle team leader in Iraq, and he draws on his own experience as well as the literary and political history of Iraq in this excellent collection of his poetry His most famous poems from this collection, Al A imma Bridge and The Mutanabbi Street Bombing place specific acts of violence, both intentional and not, within the context of a people ripping their own history apart while realizing they have not consciously chosen to do so.The idea of deliberation rests heavily in t Brian Turner was a rifle team leader in Iraq, and he draws on his own experience as well as the literary and political history of Iraq in this excellent collection of his poetry His most famous poems from this collection, Al A imma Bridge and The Mutanabbi Street Bombing place specific acts of violence, both intentional and not, within the context of a people ripping their own history apart while realizing they have not consciously chosen to do so.The idea of deliberation rests heavily in these poems As a team leader, Turner would have had little say i
Phantom Noise is a fine follow up collection to Brian Turner s first book, Here, Bullet This book follows a soldier s experience in the Middle East with memories of growing up in the 1970s At first, this may seem like a rather odd juxtaposition of subjects, until we think a bitabout the content It is only natural that a soldier think of home and past life when exploring a strange and or different culture My favorite poem is The Whale where a narrator remembers an experience
I enjoyed Here, Bullet a great deal, and have taught the book many times I was excited about a new book by Brian Turner Phantom Noise is a good book The poems are well crafted, the language precise, but overall, there s not much to differentiate it from Here, Bullet True, Turner does move beyond the battlefield in this volume, but the poetry is, for the most part, about the same issues, ideas, and paradoxes Turner explored in his first bo
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Phantom Noise, had a lot to live up to It did not disappoint In this book, Turner succeeds in haunting his readers with the echoes and phantoms that plague a soldier who is home from war It begins with VA HOSPITAL CONVESSIONAL, with the words Each night is different Each night is the same Wherein a soldier is traveling the long road back and forth in his dreams, confessing the troubling images he can t erase from his thoughts I whisper into their ears saying,Howlwin Howlwin Meaning, Mo Phantom Noise, had a lot to live up to It did not disappoint In this book, Turner succeeds in haunting his readers with the echoes and phantoms that plague a soldier who is home from war It begins with VA HOSPITAL CONVESSIONAL, with the words Each night is different Each night is the same Wherein a soldier is traveling the long road back and forth in his dreams, confessing the troubling images he can t erase from his thoughts I whisper into their ears saying,Howlwin Howlwin Meaning, Mortars Mortars Howl wind, motherfucker Howl wind The milk cow stares with its huge brown eyesThe milk cow wants to know how I can do this to another human being Turner takes us along for a veteran s experience shopping in AT LOWE S HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER where nails look like firing pins from M 16s, the swooping sound of plywood falling to the ground sound like mortars the moment they crack open and cash regis
Phantom Noise is an emotionally engaging and intellectually refreshing volume of modern poetry I enjoyed this collection because the collection, as a whole, finds a balance between the poems that focus on the war and the poems that focus on the life of the culturally re assimilated solider, while even finding room for a few poems that stray entirely from Turner s central war based themes I found this volume of poetry different than a lot of modern poetry and it was appealing for that reason M Phantom Noise is an emotionally engaging and intellectually refreshing volume of modern poetry I enjoyed this collection because the collection, as a whole, finds a balance between the poems that focus on the war and the poems that focus on the life of the culturally re assimilated solider, while even finding room for a few poems that stray entirely from Turner s central war based themes I found this volume of poetry different than a lot of modern poetry and it was appealing for that reason My first thought was that Turner doesn t read like your typical bourgeois MFA professor poet But Turner does have an MFA and he is a professor He is able to transcend boxes and designations that society heaves upon us, and it comes through in each of these poems Neither he nor his speakers are just a
Read as 3.5 stars.I loved Here, Bullet and have repeatedly sung its praises, so when I saw a new book from Turner, I was excited Altogether, though, I didn t feel much new from this collection in many ways, I simply felt like I was reading pages that had been culled from his first manuscript In my opinion, these poems do nothing that takes us beyond his last book and many of
3.5 stars I am trying to becomeversed in poetry as it s not a genre that I pick up that often Suffice it to say that I m no expert on what would be considered good poetry, so take this review with a grain of salt I picked this one up after I read that Turner would be at Spokane s Get Lit Festival I enjoyed so many of his works in this book, although some left me a bit cold Of particular beauty were Helping Her Breathe and Ajal both just lovely in their simplicity and ability 3.5 stars I am trying to becomeversed in poetry as it s not a genre that I pick up that often Suffice it to say that I m no expert on what would be considered good poetry, so take this review with a grain of salt I picked this one up after I read that Turner would be at Spokane s Get Lit Festival I enjoyed so many of his works in this book, although some left me a bit cold Of particula
The poems in this volume are expertly arranged Many reside in the category soldier home from war The final section arcs from the speaker s difficulty re assimilating to his salvation and hope, a figuring out how to navigate his return to his former life now that he s a different man Closing lines of The One Square Inch Project When I return to California,to my life with its many engines I find myself changed,the city somehow muted, frenetic and fully charged with living, yes,but still, wh The poems in this volume are expertly arranged Many reside in the category
After a number of attempts to find some good poetry, was fortunate enough to find this right after Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith This collection was great, especially VA Hospital Confessional At Lowe s Home Improvement Center Howl Wind Puget Sound Zippo Homemade Napalm Insignia In the Tannour Oven One
War IS the thing that gives Turner meaning He also sees that gives us meaning, too I loved At Lowe s Home Improvement Center where visions of the battle left behind haunt the speaker and Dead soldiers are laid

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  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Phantom Noise
  • Brian Turner
  • English
  • 12 February 2018
  • 1882295803