Steven R. Cope

Books by Steven R. Cope ---
Crow -- The Children's Poems   
Clover's Log

In Killdeer's Field
The Book of Saws
The Furrbawl Poems

The Year of Mahler's 9th

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Nicholasville, KY 40356

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Steven Cope has taught literature and writing at Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, and the University of Kentucky.  His work has appeared in over 200 literary magazines and journals across the country, winning prizes or awards from The Kentucky Arts Council, The Academy of American Poets, Borestone Mountain, and others.  Though Cope's  themes are far-reaching, he has always maintained, stylistically and otherwise, a conscious independence both inspired and nurtured by his Eastern Kentucky Appalachian heritage. His poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice been anthologized in Best Poems of the Year.  He served a two-year term as co-editor/publisher of Wind Magazine and Wind Publications during which time he edited George Ella Lyon's Catalpa (1993), Charles Semones' Hard Love (1994), and Everett Donaldson's Raccoon John Smith (1993).  In 1995 he returned to music, began teaching guitar, signed with BMI, and wrote and produced singer Star Johnson's album Judas-Tree Ridge which won Airplay International's Trailblazer Award in 1999.  
Cope has published two chapbooks of poems, demi-poems (1994) and The Year of Mahler's 9th (2002) and two full-length collections, Clover's Log (2004) and In Killdeer's Field (2002). Cope is also the author of The Book of Saws -- Fables and Tales (2003) and Sassafras -- a novel of Appalachia (2002), and a book of guitar instruction School of the Guitar (1995). 

Steven R. Cope is available for readings, lectures, and/or literary workshops and editing, as well as guitar instruction and/or song-writing workshops.  He is also available for concert performances, exclusively or in conjunction with literary events.  

Library (45 min - 1 hour) - $150
Classroom visit (45 min - 1 hour) - $175
Full day - $600
Week-long teaching residency (4 classes per day) - $1200
These fees are negotiable and may be adjusted due to cause, travel distance, availability of funds, etc..

Please contact for further information.