By Marcia Lee
Tonight’s poetry readers are comprised of 3 Grand Rapids Poet Laureates and the founder of the Smokin’ Spokin Word performance series. Follow the links below to take a closer look at these poets and their works, many of which are available here at the library.
For information on these poets and others reading this week, click here.
By Marcia Lee
Tonight is the kick off the poetry readings for the Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference. The event is hosted by Professor David Cope and will be held here in the Library & Learning Commons starting at 7 PM.
Tonight’s three unique poets whom all have one thing in common – our very own GRCC. Barbara Saunier was & Kim Wyngarden is a faculty members at the College, while G. F. Korreck attended GRCC when it was known as GRJC as a student years ago. Each individual comes from a different background and has varying influences.
Click here to find out more about these three and other poets coming to read for Poetry Month at the library!
By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Grand Rapids Community College is thrilled to host the first historic Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference, chaired by Grand Rapids’ poet laureate and GRCC’s own, David Cope. In addition to being a well-regarded and respected professor, Cope is also a nationally lauded and award winning poet.
The conference, which begin on April 2, will host numerous local and national poets, including poets from GRCC, Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College and Calvin College. In addition, all four of the Grand Rapids Poet Laureates and poets from all walks of life will be in attendence. Panels and sessions will be held during the day at 108 Sneden Hall and readings will be held on the second floor of the library at night.
Sponsored by GRCC, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, the conference is free and open to the public.
For more information, please check out the conference’s Facebook page and website.