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Metamorphoses – Cerro Coso’s Literary and Art Journal

Typewriter (photo by Cody Geary) https://secure.flickr.com/photos/68292118@N00/97819986

The English Department is proud to offer Metamorphoses, a literary and art journal featuring work by Cerro Coso students, faculty, staff, and invited guest writers. Met publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, reviews, literary scholarship, and art in all mediums.

The yearly Met Awards highlights the superior creative writing of Cerro Coso and local high school students. Winning pieces are published in Met, and writers are invited to attend the end-of-semester award ceremony to receive their award and to read their work to an audience. Unlike many similar literary contest, submission to the Met Awards is free.

Visit Metamorphoses today for more information.


Department Chair
Name Position Email Phone Location
Matthew Crow Professor, English; Department Chair, English mcrow@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6163
LRC 704B
Name Position Email Phone Location
Clifford Davis Professor, English; Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Council cmdavis@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6316
MB 319D
Gary Enns Professor, English genns@cerrocoso.edu 760-379-5501
Lucila Gonzalez-Cirre Professor, Spanish lcirre@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6121
MB 241
Jon Heaton Professor, Spanish jheaton@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6305
MB 239
Melanie Jeffrey Professor, English melanie.jeffrey@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6152
MB 243
Yvonne Mills Professor, English yvonne.mills@cerrocoso.edu 760-872-5333
BESCC 105 & MESCC 225D
Christine Swiridoff Professor, English; Phi Theta Kappa Advisor cswirido@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6312
MB 319B
Laura Vasquez Professor, English lavasque@cerrocoso.edu 760-384-6162
LRC 720
Adjunct Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Edward Kollmeyer Adjunct Sign Language Professor edward.kollmeyer@cerrocoso.edu
Joseph Martin Adjunct Faculty, English josmarti@cerrocoso.edu 760-379-5501
Julie Metz Adjunct Faculty, English jmetz@cerrocoso.edu
Pamela Poole Adjunct Faculty, French pamela.poole@cerrocoso.edu
Michaela Vargas Adjunct Faculty, English mivargas@cerrocoso.edu
Carlos Wright-Tkacz Adjunct Faculty, English carlos.wrighttkacz@cerrocoso.edu
Kern Community College District