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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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Delaware County Community College,
Downingtown, PA
Pollock, Andrew
Snow Shepard
Delaware County Community College,
Media, PA
Window Lantern


Erie Community College,
Buffalo, NY
Baumgardner, Keith
Epilogue (For Vincent Van Gogh)


Folsom Lake College,
Folsom, CA
Clark, Amy
Untitled #7
Fort Scott Community College,
Fort Scott, KS
Stevenson, Michelle
Beyond Measure
Frank Phillips College,
Borger, TX
Blankenship, Sean
Have You Ever


Georgia Highlands College,
Silver Creek, GA
Godfrey, Nicholas J
When Simplicity Dies
Glen Oaks Community College,
Centerville, MI
Bender, Jena
Gwinnett Technical College,
Lawrenceville, GA
Burts, Jessica
Last Leaf Before Winter