Brian Turner is the author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country (W.W. Norton), and two collections of poetry—Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise (Alice James Books). He received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, an NEA Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared on NPR, the BBC, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Weekend America. He’s published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Vulture, Shortlist (UK), and other fine journals. He directs the low-residency MFA at Sierra Nevada College (SNC Tahoe).