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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


Baumgardner, Keith
Epilogue (For Vincent Van Gogh)
Erie Community College,
Buffalo, NY
Bender, Jena
Glen Oaks Community College,
Centerville, MI
Blankenship, Sean
Have You Ever
Frank Phillips College,
Borger, TX
Burts, Jessica
Last Leaf Before Winter
Gwinnett Technical College,
Lawrenceville, GA