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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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Manoff, Chelsea
Bland and White from Suburbia
Bucks County Community College,
Newtown, PA
Monaco, Luke David
Vines Have Thorns
Valencia Community College,
Orlando, FL


Neely, Cynthia
Wenatchee Valley College,
Wenatchee, WA
NeuCollins, Ryan
Kirkwood Community College,
Iowa City, IA
Nichols, Nishea
The Gardener
Tarrant County College,
Forth Worth, TX
Niendick, Robin
Pale Grace and Ashes
St. Charles Community College,
Cottleville, MO


Odom, Gabrielle
Ancient Kingdoms in My Kitchen
Orange County Community College,
Middletown, NY