ASU Book Group: 'Lupine' by Jenny Irish
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The ASU Book Group's September 2023 reading selection is "Lupine” by Jenny Irish. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom (registration required for online attendance). In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
This book is “a gathering of feminist prose poetry engaging themes of ecology, animality and the human unknown. A series of interconnected dramatic monologues, the poems inhabit the personae of figures traditionally deemed Monstrous, giving them voice to confront and reclaim the violent mythologies that have so often been imposed upon them.” The author also notes that the poems “reflect how women in power historically have been positioned as villains.”
Jenny Irish is an associate professor of English at ASU, where she teaches creative writing.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2023–24 are:
- Sep. 28 - “Lupine” by Jenny Irish
- Oct. 19 - “The Circle That Fits” by Kevin Lichty
- Nov. 16 - "Solving Modern Problems with a Stone-Age Brain" by Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick
- Dec. - no meeting
- Jan. 25 - “Survival Math” by Mitchell S. Jackson
- Feb. 29 - “To Name the Bigger Lie” by Sarah Viren
- Mar. 28 - “There She Goes Again” by Aviva Dove-Viebahn
- Apr. 25 - "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf" by Tara Ison
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.