Since April is National Poetry Month, a recent addition to GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is especially timely. 23-year old Poet Amanda Gorman, who read her work, The Hill We Climb, at the Biden Presidential Inauguration and wowed listeners worldwide with both her poem and her poise, is featured in a short video Poet Amanda Gorman On How She Prepared For Inauguration Day. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
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If you missed David Cope’s Poetry Reading Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems,. it is now available in streaming video on GRCC’s YouTube Channel! Thank you Media Technologies!
Last night’s Post-Beat Poet David Cope Poetry Reading and Book Signing event in the LLC was enjoyed by all attendees! David shared a variety of poems written on life topics including: the Vietnam War; growing up and family life; love; sustaining friendships; being a janitor; the joy of choosing just the right word; and much more. Thanks to Maryann Lesert for her introduction of David’s career and works, and for sharing portions of her Rapidian review of his recently-published book, The Invisible Keys. Students, staff, faculty, Golden Raiders, and members of the community attended. We’ll post the streaming video as soon as it is closed-captioned. This event was sponsored by the Library & Learning Commons and the English Department.
Join other poetry lovers – and celebrate National Poetry Month – when you attend tomorrow night’s poetry reading and book signing. Post-Beat poet and Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus, David Cope, will read from his newest book, The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems, as well as from poems that span his career. A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his student and served as editor of Grand Rapids Community College Display Magazine for many years. Copies of Cope’s book published by Ghost Pony Press will be available for sale at $16.
- 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 12.
- LRC Library & Learning Commons 2nd Floor | 140 Ransom Ave. NE, GR, 49503 | Building #10 on the campus map).
- Open to the public. | Refreshments | Public parking available in the Bostwick Parking Ramp. (# 8 on the campus map).
See our Poetry Subject Guide!
GRCC’s Library has a great program planned to celebrate it. Professor Maryann Lesert has this to say about GR Poet Laureate Emeritus David Cope’s newest work, “The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems.”