In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, the Skyline College Library hosted the first Book Spine Poetry Contest. Applicants selected and stacked books to create their own inventive and expressive poem for a chance to win gift cards donated by the Skyline College Bookstore.
The prize winning poet for a $25 gift card was student Rebecca Campos for her poem using book titles from the Skyline College Library’s US History collection:
A Nation of Nations
Divided by Boarders
Sharing the Dream
To Be an American
Second place and winner of a $15 gift card was student Queenie Gultia for her poem:
Don’t Breathe a Word
In the Dark
Things You Won’t Say
Sworn to Silence
Into the Unknown
There was a third place tie for students Kaonhou Her and Laura Burkhardt, each winning a $10 gift card, for their poems.
The Library would like to thank all of the applicants who submitted and celebrated National Poetry Month by participating in this year’s contest, as well as congratulating the winners on their creative submissions!
Article by Kristen Lee | Photo by Rebecca Campos