A Closer Look Book Club

A Closer Look Book Club meets throughout the year to discuss novels and other works of fiction. To participate in a Book Club conversation, all you need to do is read the book and then join us in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center. No sign-up is necessary: the Club is free and open to the public, and you’re welcome to participate in as many or as few meetings as you like.

Over the 2014-15 academic year, the Poetry Center’s Closer Look Book will read works of outstanding nonfiction, including memoir, travel literature, war journalism, true crime, criticism, and history.

For more information, email Cybele Knowles at knowles@email.arizona.edu.

Click here to view our archived reading list.

10/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

While working on the novel that would become The Pale King, David Foster Wallace wrote Don DeLillo, “I do not know why the comparative ease and pleasure of writing nonfiction always confirms my intuition that fiction is really What I’m Supposed to Do, but it does, and now I’m back here flogging away (in all senses of...

11/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This book, written by a New York Times prize-winning foreign correspondent, is a kaleidoscopic account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism, including the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This highly personal but...

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