New Zealand poet to read from work on Oct. 28 at OSU


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Brian Turner, renowned poet and prose writer, and the 2003 poet laureate of New Zealand, will read from his work on Friday, Oct. 28, at Oregon State University’s Valley Library. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda.

Turner is one of New Zealand's most significant writers on landscape, environmentalism and sports. Winner of all his country’s major literary awards, Turner’s writing is known for being funny, powerful and unsentimental. He has published numerous collections of poetry, as well as works of nonfiction, and his work is frequently anthologized in collections of poetry and literary sports writing.

In advance of his Corvallis reading, Turner will be writer-in-residence for the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word and the United States Forest Service.

The Visiting Writers Series is supported by the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the Valley Library, the Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, Kathy Brisker and Tim Steele, and the OSU Beaver Store.