2021 Student Poetry Contest Winners

These poets were celebrated during National Poetry Month at a virtual reception and reading that was held on Wednesday, April 28th.

Check out 2021 First Place Winner Patty Wells reading her work!


Here is Second Place Winner Arrionna Chinel!


And here is Janelle Holland reading her poem that received an Honorable Mention!

“Rain” by Janelle Holland


NPM 2021 Recorded Events

Thank you to everyone who participated, attended, or cheered on National Poetry Month 2021! You can watch some of the recorded events below:

Celeste Adame & Susan Landgraf

This virtual reading and workshop was sponsored by the Academy of American Poets on April 15th.

Jericho Brown

On April 22nd, Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown held a virtual reading and workshop.

2021 Poetry Reception to honor Poetry Contest Winners

On April 28th, Highline (virtually) hosted their 9th annual National Poetry Month Reception to honor the winners of the poetry contest.

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!