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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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NMSU, Grants Campus,
Grants, NM
Calderon, Hector


Orange County Community College,
Middletown, NY
Odom, Gabrielle
Ancient Kingdoms in My Kitchen
Owens Community College,
Toledo, OH
Long, Richard
Remembering Autumn
Owensboro Community and Technical College,
Owensboro, KY
Smith, Jonathan
Winter Soul


Riverland Community College,
Austin, MN
Carlson, Tiffany


San Joaquin Delta College,
Stockton, CA
Reyna, Lena
The Weight of Words in Reverse
Sierra College,
Rocklin, CA
Inocencio, Nevada
Best Western
St. Charles Community College,
Cottleville, MO
Niendick, Robin
Pale Grace and Ashes