I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Icarus and how his fall has been portrayed, comparing him to myself. I wanted to showcase my point of view, along with a side of the story no one’s really considered.
Eli Kowar is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Bronx, NY.
Have you ever traveled the world through words alone? Exploring each place not as someone who wants great pictures or a story to show off, but someone who truly wants to feel the core of what it represents? I have—I’ve traveled and written about the emotions and the memories I haven’t really made. Using Google Maps, I wrote poems about select countries I’ve never been to, and used it as a way to travel the globe. Though difficult, using elements of each country, I’ve managed to paint a picture of how I view them and their importance to me.