The Little Portion Literary Magazine
|Update for: The Little Portion Literary Magazine|
FIRST MEETING ON Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, after school in E207.
Our spirit persists like a man struggling
through the frozen valley
who suddenly smells flowers
and realizes the snow is melting
out of sight on top of the mountain,
knows that spring has begun.
St. Francis Prep's literary arts magazine since 1957 consists of a staff of approximately 25 students who meet Tuesdays, and discuss and evaluate student-submitted poems and short stories. Some artwork and photographs are also submitted for review.
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...
Our 10th Annual Poetry Reading and Open Mic was a huge success. About 100 students (and faculty) attended and listened to over a dozen of our talented students read their poems. Thank you so much to all who attended.
SLIDESHOW OF THE LITTLE PORTION'S 8TH ANNUAL POETRY READING (2008) BELOW.
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, Li Po, Yehuda Amichai, Eugenio Montale... (Don't forget to write the word "poems" after their name.)