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National Poetry Month Committee


Mission Statement of National Poetry Month Committee

The National Poetry Month Committee is dedicated to engaging the HCCC community through written poetry and spoken word.  The committee aims to bring poetry events to the school and the community through various and diverse voices that uplift the community and showcase poetic talent.

The National Poetry Month Committee is also responsible for electing an HCCC Student Poet Laureate each academic year.

Committee Members


  • Eric Adamson, Instructor of English
  • Karen Galli, Instructor of English


  • Alexandra Plante, Librarian/College Archivist
  • Allie Bach, Assistant Professor of English
  • Amaalah Ogburn, Coordinator - North Hudson Campus
  • Angela Hebert, Assistant Professor of English
  • Anna Krupitskiy, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Christian Rodriguez, Student Government President
  • Dorothea Graham-King, Administrative Assistant, Office of Institutional Research and Planning
  • Hope Guirantes, Administrative Assistant
  • Jennie Pu, Dean of College Libraries
  • Jing Yang, Director of Library Technology
  • Michelle Vitale, Director of Cultural Affairs
  • Natalia Vazquez-Bodkin, Academic Support Center Head for the North Hudson Campus
  • Sarah Teichman, Librarian
  • Susan Justiniano, Jersey City Poet Laureate