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Virtual Reception for the student poetry winners, faculty, staff, other students and their families 

Time: Apr 28, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Check out First Place Winner Patty Wells reading her work!


And here is Second Place Winner Arrionna Chinel!


In April, Highline College will welcome poets Celeste Adame, Susan Landgraf, and Jericho Brown for virtual readings and workshops.

Celeste Adame & Susan Landgraf

Virtual reading and workshop sponsored by the Academy of American Poets on April 15th from 11-1.

Celeste Adame, Muckleshoot, has been published in the Santa Fe Literary Review, As/Us: A Journal for Women of the World and numerous Institute of American Indian Arts anthologies. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the Institute of American Arts in Sante Fe.

Susan Landgraf, a former Highline College English and Creative Writing instructor, was awarded an Academy of American Poets grant in 2020. She is the author of What We Bury Changes the Ground and The Inspired Poet, a book of writing exercises, and was the Poet Laureate of the City of Auburn from 2018 through 2020.

Jericho Brown

Virtual reading and workshop on Thursday, April 22nd from 1-3.

Jericho Brown is the 2020 Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection titled The Tradition, which also won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

2021 Student Poetry Contest Winners

These poets will be celebrated during National Poetry Month in April at a virtual reception and reading on Wednesday, April 28th, from 2:00-4:00.

Watch for copies of the poems and videos of the poets reading their poems (coming soon).

About Us

Welcome to Highline College’s National Poetry Month Website! If you’re wondering what NPM is all about, you’ve come to the right place. Watch this video below, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, and explore the Poetry Contest Winners from past years!