Julian Turner is the author of four books of poetry, 3 published by Anvil Press Poetry and the most recent Desolate Market published by Carcanet Press.
Affecting, memorable and original – Stephen Knight, TLS
Turner understandsthat the images likely to endure in our individual memories are thos that move us most deeply, making it possible, as his rich poems amply demonstrate, to move others in turn – Fred Muratori, The Manhatten Review
Crossing the Outskirts (2002) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and short-listed for the Forward Prize Best First Collection.
Orphan Sites, his second collection was published in 2006.
His third collection, Planet-Struck, was published in January 2011 and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Desolate Market, his 4th collection was published by Carcanet in July 2018. It was well received with a morning of publication review by Steve Whitaker for the Yorkshire Times
Other reviews for Desolate Market can be found at: https://themanhattanreview.com/reviews-summary and https://singaporereviewofbooks.org/2018/09/25/julian-turner-desolate-market/
He is well attuned to current trends, favouring a slightly crumpled informality and an off-the-peg erudition.
Poetry Book Society
These poems cover a wide range of concepts, but all succeed in doing what poetry ought – taking us beyond what is representable by mere descriptive words to new previously uncharted ideas.
David Harris, Bookslut