Bookbinding is a venerable art form with multiple cultural and aesthetic expressions, from the straightforward and utilitarian to the luxuriously decorative. Starting December 15th and ending February 18th, come to the Poetry Center Library for an exhibit celebrating the art of bookbinding with diverse examples from the collection.

Preview some of our fabulous spring 2015 lineup by visiting our calendar of events. Upcoming guests include Sherwin Bitsui, Jen Bervin, Fady Joudah, Natalie Diaz, and Simon J. Ortiz. 

The UA Poetry Center will be closed for UA winter break, from December 24th to January 4th. We will also be experiencing irregular hours on surrounding dates. Visit our contact page for more info.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Community Event: A Day of Kindness and Reflection – Remembering January 8
01/08/2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
In partnership with Tohono Chul Park, Poetry Center docents invite you this special community event Four years ago the Tucson community and the entire country were stunned by the events that unfolded... Read more
January 8th Memorial Reading
01/08/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a reading to witness, remember, and commemorate the 4th anniversary of January 8th 2010. In the weeks immediately following January 8th, Kore Press sent out a call for responses... Read more
Plainwater: Essays and Poetry by Anne Carson
01/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Carson is a voracious possessor of other souls. It isn’t that she can’t bear to write about herself. In fact, her strongest work is still two long autobiographical pieces, the... Read more
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