The Rapidian

GR Poet Laureate

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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