This is a collection of dramatic works, containing haunting passages, grave effects, and dire circumstances. The voice is fresh, the imagery exact, and fascinating. Now, perhaps, visiting someone's darkness is not for you, perhaps this would not be for the timid, those who enjoy light verse or common poetry. Yet it is for exactly those reasons I found this collection a very worthy read, indeed.
About the Author
Brian was born into Scorpio on a cold November evening in a prior century. He grew up in California with a fascination for nature, wildlife and especially the ocean. After high school he worked a series of manual labor positions, various and nondescript. He enlisted in the Army in 1991 during the build-up to Desert Storm. Somehow he attained the rank of Sergeant and served as a gunner on a M1A1 tank.
Following military service he returned to California and eventually earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from California State University, Fullerton, a degree he has never applied to any practical use. For years after he worked in animal sanctuaries helping rehabilitate exotic animals rescued from abusive environments. Currently he operates his own facility helping domestic and exotic animals recover from abuse and abandonment. Any animal that has passed away from old age or infirmity is buried on the property and visited every evening. Brian is a born-again heretic and an avowed neo-Marxist.
Brian K. Turner's literary interests began by reading the work of Edgar Allan Poe when he was a young person. He attended creative writing classes at California State University, Hayward with Don Markos, a renowned poet from Piraeus, Greece. When attending California State University, Hayward, he was invited to read at the Hayward Arts Council auditorium. He has read at cafés in San Francisco, Castro Valley, and Dublin, California. He was a featured reader in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal's readings at the Sacred Grounds Café and the BEAT Museum in San Francisco. He has been invited twice by the California Geographical Society to read at the "John Muir Festival" during their annual symposium at Yosemite National Park.
Brian K. Turner has had fifty publications in thirty-six different literary magazines. Some of these include Occam's Razor (California State University, Hayward), Lucidity (Bear House Publishing), Direction (Los Angeles Pierce College), Voicings from the High Country (Casper, Wyoming), The Storyteller, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Bear Creek Haiku, Hiram Poetry Review, Tiger's Eye, Love's Chance, and The Lives of Artists from Dance of My Hands Publishing. His poetry is included in the Inkwell Press' Anthology from Mesa, Arizona. He has been published internationally in Poetic Hours from Erran Publishing, Nottingham, England, in First Time from East Sussex, England, Pennine Ink from Burnley, Great Britain, The Eclectic Muse from Richmond, Canada, as well as in Australia.