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The Invisible Keys Cope Reading Follow-up

Poet David Cope.

Poet David Cope.

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.

Cope archival display

Archival display of Cope’s Career was created by Mike Klawitter.

Poet Cope signed Invisible Keys for eager readers.

Poet Cope signed Invisible Keys for eager readers.

Cope reading to attendees.

Cope reading to attendees.

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Cope Poetry Reading Tomorrow Night! April 12

David Cope Poetry Reading PosterJoin 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).

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April is Poetry Month

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.”

Please plan to join us Thursday, April 12, at 7PM in the Library & Learning Commons.David Cope Poetry Reading Poster Free and open to the public!

 

 

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David Cope Poetry Reading Planned April 12

David Cope Poetry Reading Poster

Mark your calendar for 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 12. 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 bardic career.

The poetry reading will take place on the 2nd floor of Grand Rapids Community College’s  Library & Learning Commons. (140 Ransom Ave. NE, GR, 49503 – building #10 on the campus map).

A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his students. Cope also 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.

Open to the public. | Refreshments | Public parking available in the Bostwick Parking Ramp. (# 8 on the campus map).

See our Poetry Subject Guide!David Cope Poetry Reading poster

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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Poetry Night, now available on YouTube

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems and Web Librarian

If you missed our spectacular event last week of local poets and readers celebrating Islamic heritage during national poetry month, it is now available on YouTube.   Also check out the library’s guide to Muslim Journeys Bookshel for history and information on Islamic culture, art, literature, and more.

The library would like to thank the poets and readers, GRCC Media Services, and the staff at the library for helping make this a wonderful event possible.

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