Writers in the Woods presents an evening with Brynn Saito and Brian Turner on August 5, in Prim Library, Incline Village, NV at 7:00 pm. This is a live event. All are welcome.
Brian Turner is author of the memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, and five collections of poetry— Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise; with The Wild Delight of Wild Things, The Goodbye World Poem, and The Dead Peasant’s Handbook due out from Alice James Books in fall 2023. He’s the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres. A musician, he has written and recorded albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and American Undertow with The Retro Legion. His poems and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, and Harper’s, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he’s received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Orlando with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.
Brynn Saito is a poet, organizer, professor, and author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon and The Palace of Contemplating Departure. She is a winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She was also a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Her third book, Under a Future Sky, will be published in August 2023. Brynn is a two-time recipient of the California State Library’s Civil Liberties Public Education grant for her work with Yonsei Memory Project (YMP). Co-founded with farmer and artist, Nikiko Masumoto, YMP awakens the archives of Japanese American history through arts-based, intergenerational, and intercultural public programming. In 2019, Brynn and Nikiko were featured in Vogue magazine for their work with YMP.