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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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Easley, Terry
The Garage Where I Grew Up
Lake Tahoe Community College,
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Eppes, Colette
Her Concerto
College of Western Idaho,
Boise, ID


Fernandez, Alexander
this is not a poem
Chabot College,
Hayward, CA


Godfrey, Nicholas J
When Simplicity Dies
Georgia Highlands College,
Silver Creek, GA
Griffin, Keneth
The Dog Park
Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus,
Evansville, IN


Hallare, Diana Paula
Girl in Nursery School
College of the Sequoias,
Visalia, CA
Hardy, Jason
Tulsa Community College,
Tulsa, OK
Hesselbein, John
In Defense of Poetry
Cosumnes River College, Los Rios Community College District,
Sacramento, CA