Welcome to the TYCA National Poetry Month Celebration
A new poem will be added to this page each day of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. We hope you come back each day to enjoy the poems we post, all original works by community and two-year college English faculty. If you are a poet, we hope you will consider submitting your work for consideration. While we hope to publish at least four poems from each of the TYCA regions, we will be accepting submissions until further notice from all regions. Thanks for visiting. --Bradley Bleck TYCA Webtender
Laura Hammons of Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS in TYCA's Southeast region reads her poem "Gimme."
Suanna Davis of Lone Star College: Kingwood in Kingwood, TX in TYCA's Southwest region reads her poem "Heritage of Home."
Lauren Servais of Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA in TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads her poem "Do Not."
Jill Kronstadt of Montgomery College--Germantown in Germantown, MD in TYCA's Northeast region reads her poem "Will You Read This Poem."
Brian Reeves of Lone Star College-Tomball in Tomball, TX in TYCA's Southwest region reads his poem "He."
Meridith Leo-Rowett of Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY in TYCA's Northeast region reads her poem "The Secret's Moves."
Amy Kitchell-Leighty of Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN in TYCA's Midwest Region reads her poem "I would Like to Unlearn all that I Know."
Kake Huck of Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR in TYCA's Pacific Northwest region reads her poem "I Wanna be a Legend like Jim Dickey."
Sharon Gerald of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, MS in TYCA's Southeast region reads her poem "2/3 Thirst" from the collection Thin is the Kingdom to be published in 2010 by Pinyon Press.
Suzanne Cleary of SUNY Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY in TYCA's Northeast region reads her poem "Anyways,"courtesy of From the Fish House.
Edwina Jordan of Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL in TYCA's Midwest region reads her poem "Haiti's Remix."
Michael Minassian of Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in TYCA's Southeast Region reads his poem "A Taste of Lavash," first published in White Pelican Review, Fall 2007.
Jared Anthony of Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA in TYCA's Pacific Northwest region reads his poem "Existence."
Michaela Carter of Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ in TYCA's West region reads her poem "Full Circle." Featuring Kyan Wnuck on the drums.
Todd Moffett of College of Southern Nevada In Las Vegas, NV in TYCA's West Region reads his poem "The Beginning Story."
Bertha Wise of Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, OK in TYCA's Southwest Region, reads her poem "Shoes."