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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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Hillsborough Community College,
Tampa, FL
Reed, Amanda
A Marionette Without Its Strings


Inver Hills Community College,
Inver Grove Heights, MN
LaFollette, Kristine
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington Campus,
Bloomington, IN
Conyer, J. Scott
The Shawl, in the Land of Furies
Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus,
Evansville, IN
Griffin, Keneth
The Dog Park
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus,
Indinanapolis, IN
Smith, Shannon Naomi


Kauai Community College,
Lihue, HI
Savage, Martine
Kirkwood Community College,
Iowa City, IA
NeuCollins, Ryan