From the President…

Mercer County Community College is delighted to share with you the work of many local writers and artists in the Kelsey Review, the College’s literary journal. This year marks Kelsey Review’s 40th issue, and it is a pleasure to see how this journal continues to serve the community by sharing the work of talented individuals who live and work in the larger Mercer County area. This journal is just one of the many ways the College highlights and shares the cultural wealth of our area.

MCCC directly serves thousands of county residents, and indirectly tens of thousands through its many ties to the community. WWFM broadcasts quality programming to the county, and even the world through the internet. Kelsey Theater stages a wide range of dramatic performances for county audiences, who also have access to the college’s Art Gallery. Our nationally-ranked MCCC athletic teams offer chances to root for stellar local athletes. Learn more about the college and Mercer County at

Kelsey Review is now available online, where it can be shared worldwide! To keep up with the Review year-round, please “like” the publication on Facebook.

The Kelsey Review is distributed in part through the Mercer County Library System, and funded by Mercer County Community College. Each edition of the Review presents professional-quality poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art that provokes thought, provides inspiration, and offers comfort during challenging times. Enjoy what you find here.


Dr. Jianping Wang


Mercer County Community College