David Cope

Katie Kalisz: A Quiet Woman's Clarity

by (David Cope)

Submitted 01-29-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Katie Kalisz’s Quiet Woman is a powerful collection of life’s most precious and vulnerable moments, reminding us of the ever-present potential of our inner lives and the discovery in our fugitive thoughts: our fears, our contemplation of...

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David Cope's latest 'American Elegy': The Invisible Keys

by (mlesert)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

So, what’s in a retrospective collection of poems spanning 1975 to 2017? “My whole life,” says David Cope, former G.R. Poet Laureate and Grand Rapids Community College Professor. There are poems about workers and the union, protest...

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by (Write616)

Submitted 03-02-2016 under

Have you ever had a poetry question but were afraid to ask? Come and hear our city’s Poets Laureate, past and present, read from their work and attempt to answer your queries. The fun starts at 7 pm on Friday, April 22. Join us with Poets...

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Local Muslim poet settles back into Grand Rapids area after six years abroad

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 06-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

“Kari Moss's work speaks to the suffering and struggles of individuals and the tender ones throughout the planet,” says Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, David Cope, “yet it also places the broken ones, the tender ones [and] the...

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Poet laureate David Cope initiates first poetry conference in city

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 04-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“Poetry as singing speech” is just one way that Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, David Cope, describes his love for the art. Beginning as a child by reciting the 23rd Psalm and reading William Blake, Cope credits his mother with encouraging...

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