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We are happy to post on this site a sampling of the winning poems from the Community College Poetry Competition. The same poems are presented here in two formats: (1) alphabetical, by author or by college, and (2) in a page-turner, anthology format, entitled "Poetry for the Mind's Joy."

Winning poems were selected during a competition administered this spring by the Community College Humanities Association. Winners were chosen at the local level by the participating campuses. We hope this sampling will give you an idea of the literary creativity on today's community college campuses.

American River College, Sacramento, CA
Faculty Contact: Lois Ann Abraham, English Department Chair

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American River College,
Sacramento, CA
Allo, Viola
Nigerian Girl with Calabash
Anne Arundel Community College,
Arnold, MD
Staisloff, Ben


Bucks County Community College,
Newtown, PA
Manoff, Chelsea
Bland and White from Suburbia


Cañada College,
Redwood City, CA
Christiansen, Nikki
Cape Cod Community College,
West Barnstable, MA
Renoe, Ethan
Carroll Community College,
Westminster, MD
Kresge, Sara
The Hotel
Century College,
White Bear Lake, MN
Kreiner, Eric
Holy War
Chabot College,
Hayward, CA
Fernandez, Alexander
this is not a poem
College of the Sequoias,
Visalia, CA
Hallare, Diana Paula
Girl in Nursery School
College of Western Idaho,
Boise, ID
Eppes, Colette
Her Concerto
Cosumnes River College, Los Rios Community College District,
Sacramento, CA
Hesselbein, John
In Defense of Poetry