In Native American N. Scott Momaday's works—one of which was chosen as this summer's faculty/staff summer reading—the Pingry community has much to discuss.
Rising Pingry senior Mariam Trichas '18 received some news that made her summer even more enjoyable: two of her poems and one of her photos will soon appear in two publications.
The 2017 issue of The Apprentice Writer, an annual magazine from the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University that publishes high school students' prose, poetry, and photography, will publish Mariam's poem "Grandma's House" and photograph "Endless Spiral." The poem was inspired by Mariam's relationship with her late grandmother, and Mariam took the picture when she accompanied her younger brother to a playground. "I was intrigued by the continuous shape of the spiral in the middle of the playground," she says, "and how it appears never-ending when it is shot from below." The magazine receives about 4,000 submissions, with 65 writers selected. Publication is scheduled for September.
The Live Poets Society of New Jersey's anthology My World will publish Mariam's poem "The First Time," written in her Creative Writing class at Pingry, because she is a Topical Winner in the society's 20th annual National High School Poetry Contest. According to their website, the anthology "will be a meaningful study of introspective poems written by teenagers for teenagers, which explores how today's teens view their world and where they see themselves fitting into today's complex moral and social issues...less than 2% of all the poems we receive this year will be published in this anthology." Publication is scheduled for October.
Pictured: "Endless Spiral" by Mariam Trichas '18.
Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org