David Cope

has written seven books of poetry: Quiet Lives, (foreword by Allen Ginsberg), 1983; On The Bridge, 1986; Fragments from The Stars, 1990; Coming Home, 1993; Silences for Love, 1998; Turn the Wheel, 2003; and Moonlight Rose in Blue: Selected Poems.  He received the 1988 Award in Literature, American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters.  He has been editor and publisher of Big Scream poetry magazine from 1974 to the present, which has published, Sunflowers and Locomotives: Songs for Allen, elegies for Allen Ginsberg, 1998.  He teaches Women’s Studies, Shakespeare, drama, and creative writing at Grand Rapids Community College and has been the Grand Rapids Poet Laureate since 2011.