The 2018 Kumquat Poetry Challenge has concluded. It was our most successful Challenge ever. Thirty Whatcom Community College students submitted poems, as did 50 WCC community members. Our previous high was 56 poems. This year we published 80.
If you would like a copy of the Kumquat Challenge anthology, you can request one at the WCC library circulation desk, either in person or by calling 360-383-3300. This is the first year we have gone into a second printing. The popularity of the challenge continues grow.
Thanks to all who participated by submitting poems or attending our Annual Kumquat Challenge Event, held on April 30, 2018, in WCC’s Black Box Theater. This year, midway through it was standing room only. Over 100 people attended.
The Kumquat Poetry Challenge is sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Library in celebration of National Poetry Month which is noted every April.
Hopefully you will join us again for any future poetry challenges we might issue.