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Welcome to 2023!

We are very excited to see new and familiar faces back on campus!

HCCC Poetry and Language Collective


Mission Statement of HCCC Poetry and Language Collective

The HCCC Poetry and Language Collective 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 HCCC Poetry and Language Collective is also responsible for electing an HCCC Student Poet Laureate each academic year.

Collective Members


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


  • Alexandra Plante, Director of Library Instruction
  • Allie Bach, Assistant Professor of English
  • Amaalah Ogburn, Associate Director - 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
  • Jing Yang, Director of Library Technology
  • Michelle Vitale, Director of Cultural Affairs
  • Natalia Vazquez-Bodkin, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Sarah Teichman, Librarian
  • Susan Justiniano, Jersey City Poet Laureate