K. Andrew Turner

K. Andrew Turner writes queer literary and speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. In 2013, he founded East Jasmine Review—an electronic literary journal, with a focus on publishing diverse writers. He was a semifinalist for the 2016 Luminaire Award in poetry. His full-length poetry collection Heart, Mind, Blood, Skin is now available from Finishing Line Press. He also has a chapbook, “Gymlationship” from Arroyo Seco Press His work has also appeared in Chiron Review, LUMMOX, Carnival Literary, Sadie Girl Press, MUSE, Redshift, and other publications and anthologies.

Heart, Mind, Blood, Skin

Heart, Mind, Blood, Skin is my first full-length collection of poetry, now available from Finishing Line Press, as a signed copy here, and on Amazon. When you order from my site it does take longer for shipping, but I will personalize and sign each copy before mailing it to you.

Heart, Mind, Blood, Skin is at once joyful and painful. Turner goes directly into the pain that remains years after emotional abuse has occurred and allows us to witness for ourselves some of the most difficult parts of his life. I think, however, that my favorite poems of this very strong collection are those that deal with sexuality. We are drawn into the most intimate moments, how sex is drawn out of an evening of flirting and expectation. Here, he is engaging in direct truth telling and his truths are powerful and interesting to read.

John Brantingham
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