The Little Portion Literary Magazine
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St. Francis Prep's literary arts magazine since 1957 consists of a staff of approximately 20 students who meet Tuesdays and discuss and evaluate student-submitted poems and short stories. Artwork and photographs from Prep's art students are also submitted for review. An annual reading and open mic takes place every May in the library to celebrate the release of our new issue.
Students interested in submitting their work should email it directly to Mr. Hafker at firstname.lastname@example.org and write LP SUBMISSION on the subject line. Don't forget to include your Cor #. Work is shown to the staff anonymously so the judging is fair.
Please note: All submitted work must have copious amounts of original imagery and metaphors/similes, a clear speaker and setting. AVOID BEING VAGUE. AVOID CLICHE. Avoid rhyming because it can make your poem sound like a cheesy pop song or greeting card message (when you're trying to rhyme you're avoiding the true line that should follow. It takes many years of writing and reading poetry to be able to do it successfully). Remember--poetry is the best words in their best order...
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
Want to discover some great poetry I think you'll love? Google the following: Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Stephen Dobyns, Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Jane Kenyon, Marie Howe, Hafiz, Kabir, Kim Addonizio, Czeslaw Milosz, Jeffrey McDaniel, Charles Bukowski, William Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dana Gioia, Li Po, Rainer Maria Rilke, Yehuda Amichai, Eugenio Montale, Jack Gilbert, Octavio Paz, Thomas Lux...
15TH ANNUAL LITTLE PORTION POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC, May 12, 2015 PHOTOS BELOW!
the leaves believe
such letting go is love
“The Rainy Day”
No matter what college you attend or job you acquire
You will always have to deal with a number
Of very smart people
And a significant number
Of stupid people.
That’s what happens with all walks of life,
No matter where you go or what position you are in.
The top of the white sheet read “Name: Susan F. O’Hara” beside “Date: October 21, 2011”. Under, “Activities and Accomplishments” rested the single phrase “Girls Swim Team Captain”. Other details populated the page, such as “Graduation Year: 2012”, “Major: Unknown”, “Number of Graduated Sibling(s): 1”, “Name of Graduated Sibling(s) (if any): Francesca S. O’Hara”, “Special Interests: swimming”, and “Hobbies: swimming”.
“You wrote ‘swimming’ twiceb