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2012 National Poetry Month Celebration!

Welcome to the 2012 TYCA National Poetry Month Celebration! Each day a new poem from two-year college English faculty from TYCA's various regions will appear for your listening and viewing pleasure. Please share this link far and wide to promote the great work of two-year college English faculty across the nation.

Thank you very much! The poets have left the building, but will be returning next April for our 5th go round.

April 30

Vail Dinkins of Santa Barbara City College in TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads her poem "Sometimes I Fall."

April 29

Sorry. No poem for today. We're sad about it too. :-(

April 28

Pablo Miguel Martinez from Lone Star Community College in TYCA's Southwest region reads his poem "This Valley."

April 27

James Freeman of Bucks County Community College in TYCA's Northeast region reads his poem "Volcanic Rainbow Hill."

April 26

Beth Humphreys of New Mexico State University Grants in TYCA's Southwest region reads her poem "Warrior Mesas."

April 25

Connie Wasem Scott of Spokane Falls Community College in TYCA's Pacific Northwest region reads her poem "Whiskers on His Face."

April 24

M. Lani T. Montreal of Malcolm X College in TYCA's Midwest region reads her poem "Calibration."

April 23

Pablo Miguel Martinez from Lone Star Community College in TYCA's Southwest region reads his poem "Translation."

April 22

Diana Smith of Southwest Texas Junior College in TYCA's Southwest region reads her poem "Tidal Locking."

April 21

Kevin Zepper of Minnesota State University Moorhead in TYCA's Midwest region reads his poem "Fossils"

April 20

Howard Rosenberg of Gloucester County College in TYCA's Northeast region reads his poem "Weight of Life."

April 19

Jim Tolan of Borough of Manhattan Community College in TYCA's Northeast region reads his poem "It was the 70s."

April 18

Chella Courington of Santa Barbara City College in TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads her poem "Poland."

April 17

Phil Vassallo of Middlesex County College in TYCA's Northeast region reads his poem "On Living Near the Bronx Zoo, An Urban Sestina."

April 15 and 16

Technical difficulties kept us from publishing poems for these two days. Our apologies. We are back now, better than ever.

April 14

Jodi Corbett of Reading Area Community College in TYCA's Northeast region reads her poem "Patriotic Static."

April 13

Bertha Wise of Oklahoma City Community College in TYCA's Southwest region reads her poem "Pressing Down Hard."

April 12

Jennifer Beebe of Everett Community College in TYCA's Pacific Northwest region reads her poem "All the Green Day," originally published in the now defunct Cranky Literary Journal.

April 11

Michael Sanders of University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College in Blue Ash, OH and TYCA's Midwest region shares his poem,  "Composing on Magnetic Tape."

April 10

Jes Lee Shimek and Kathryn Kysar from TYCA's Midwest region collaborate on Kysar's poem Hand Sisters," previously found in Pretend the World published by Holy Cow! Press

April 9

Sheila Packa of Lake Superior College in TYCA's Midwest region reads her poem "was it I."

April 8

Meg Withers of Merced Community College, Los BaƱos campus, in TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads her poem "Frottage."

April 7

Christine Brandel of Ivy Tech Community College in TRYCA's Midwest region reads her poem " Her Strange." 

April 6

Laura Read of Spokane Falls Community College reads "Directions for My Mother's Funeral," the title poem of the 2011 Association of Writers and Writing Program's Donald Hall Prize in Poetry winning collection.

April 5

Brian Dickson of the Community College of Denver in TYCA's Southwest region reads his poem "Fragments Overheard at a Condolence Party."

April 4

Caroline Johnson, part-time instructor of English and American Literature at Moraine Valley Community College and Morton College (both in the Chicago suburbs), both in TYCA's Midwest region, reads her poem "Szeretlek," Hungarian for "I love you."

April 3

Brenda Bradley of McLennan Community College in Waco, TX and TYCA's Southwest region reads her poem "Silence."

April 2

Lee Herrick of Fresno City College in TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads his poem "Salvation."

 April 1

Sterling Warner of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and TYCA's Pacific Coast region reads his poem "Image."



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Posted By: Anonymous User on 3/4/2013 11:36:07 AM

Here's hoping someone has chosen to continue this for 2013 -- It was a great initiative that deserves more publicity - a fun way for colleges to be proud of their faculty Jon K kohnj@lbhc.edu

Posted By: Anonymous User on 4/26/2012 6:48:10 PM

What a wonderful collection of poems in honor of National Poetry month! Terrific! Incidentally, I can verify that there was at least one submission from the southeast region because I sent it! Could be technical problem as I'm fairly certain there were other submissions from the area.

Posted By: bleckb on 4/25/2012 4:36:21 PM

I'm sad to say we didn't get any submissions from the Southeast region. They are usually quite active, but this year it just didn't pan out.

Posted By: Anonymous User on 4/21/2012 7:35:52 AM

The poems are lovely and a very nice tribute to National Poetry Month. Were there any submissions from the Southeast region?

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