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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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A

American River College,
Sacramento, CA

B

Baumgardner, Keith
Epilogue (For Vincent Van Gogh)
Erie Community College,
Buffalo, NY
Bender, Jena
Hunt
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

C

Calderon, Hector
LIFE
NMSU, Grants Campus,
Grants, NM
Carlson, Tiffany
Muse
Riverland Community College,
Austin, MN
Christiansen, Nikki
Bombed
Cañada College,
Redwood City, CA
Ciceran, Tristan
The Horsemen and the Ambulances
Warren County Community College,
Washington, NJ
Clark, Matt
Untitled
Waubonsee Community College,
Sugar Grove, IL
Clark, Amy
Untitled #7
Folsom Lake College,
Folsom, CA
Conyer, J. Scott
The Shawl, in the Land of Furies
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington Campus,
Bloomington, IN
Cordray, Kate
The End is the Beginning
Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods,
Kansas City, MO

D

Dust Jr., John
Dichotomy
Little Big Horn College,
Crow Agency, MT

E

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

F

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

G

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

H

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

I

Inocencio, Nevada
Best Western
Sierra College,
Rocklin, CA

J

Johnson, Tonika
TROUBLED EYES
Wor-Wic Community College,
Salisbury, MD

K

Kreiner, Eric
Holy War
Century College,
White Bear Lake, MN
Kresge, Sara
The Hotel
Carroll Community College,
Westminster, MD

L

LaFollette, Kristine
Shampoo
Inver Hills Community College,
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Ledbetter, Lissa
Faith
Tulsa Community College,
Tulsa, OK
Long, Richard
Remembering Autumn
Owens Community College,
Toledo, OH

M

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

N

Neely, Cynthia
Birdland
Wenatchee Valley College,
Wenatchee, WA
NeuCollins, Ryan
Tempest
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

O

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

P

Pollock, Andrew
Snow Shepard
Delaware County Community College,
Downingtown, PA
Powell, Pamela
I NEVER FORGET
Maysville Comminity & Technical College,
Maysville, KY

R

Hillsborough Community College,
Tampa, FL
Renoe, Ethan
Dogtown
Cape Cod Community College,
West Barnstable, MA
Rex, Coquille
I Too
Linn-Benton Community College,
Albany, OR
San Joaquin Delta College,
Stockton, CA

S

Samone
Window Lantern
Delaware County Community College,
Media, PA
Sanders, Christina F.
The Desert Dust
Minneapolis Community and Technical College,
Minneapolis, MN
Savage, Martine
Untitled
Kauai Community College,
Lihue, HI
Smith, Jonathan
Winter Soul
Owensboro Community and Technical College,
Owensboro, KY
Smith, Shannon Naomi
Echoes
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus,
Indinanapolis, IN
Stahl, Julia
Gringa
Las Positas College,
Livermore, CA
Staisloff, Ben
Sir
Anne Arundel Community College,
Arnold, MD
Stevenson, Michelle
Beyond Measure
Fort Scott Community College,
Fort Scott, KS

T

Thornburg, Bryce
What Can’t Be Held
Modesto Junior College,
Manteca, CA

W

Werner, Brandy L.
For a Time
Monroe County Community College,
Monroe, MI