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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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Lake Tahoe Community College,
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Easley, Terry
The Garage Where I Grew Up
Las Positas College,
Livermore, CA
Stahl, Julia
Linn-Benton Community College,
Albany, OR
Rex, Coquille
I Too
Little Big Horn College,
Crow Agency, MT
Dust Jr., John


Maysville Comminity & Technical College,
Maysville, KY
Powell, Pamela
Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods,
Kansas City, MO
Cordray, Kate
The End is the Beginning
Minneapolis Community and Technical College,
Minneapolis, MN
Sanders, Christina F.
The Desert Dust
Modesto Junior College,
Manteca, CA
Thornburg, Bryce
What Can’t Be Held
Monroe County Community College,
Monroe, MI
Werner, Brandy L.
For a Time