Welcome to a podcast about the poem “Melancholy” written by mentee Elaine Ng and her mentor Jennifer Bacon! This poem is about the impact of COVID-19 on Elaine’s experiences as a high schooler.
Elaine Ng is a senior in high school striving to pursue a career in data science. She surprisingly likes a combination of peanut butter and pickles in warm panini bread. Elaine envisions a world in which society embraces the combination and desires to convince others of this combination through her writing. She is a proud recipient of the Scholastic Silver Key Award because of her poem "Fresh Vegetable."
Favorite Authors & Artists
Roxane Gay, Zora Neale Hurston
Experiences affect everyone and me.
So I create a bit of eventful poetry.
On a warm spring’s day, I walked down the street and I saw a bee. I wondered what other functions it had besides pollinating.