This piece is at heart a study of me, a view from inside my room and inside my mind.
Art in the Age of COVID
In times of crisis, we find ourselves turning to art and writing to help make sense of the world around us—to remind us that there is always hope, that words help bridge the gaps of isolation, and that we are never alone.
Throughout the pandemic, our community has come together in astounding ways to support each other, celebrate the work we have created and imagine the world we want to embrace when we do finally venture back to normal. As a community, we felt inspired to chronicle this strange and uncertain time through what we do best: writing. —Spencer George
Who knew that the post-COVID quarantine world would be so challenging to live in? Well, we all suspected it, but living it is a whole different story… Welcome to my poetic brain dump.
‘My Saving Grace’ is about my dream of becoming a doctor as a high schooler during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mind is our greatest asset, one that is used every moment of our lives. Some, like myself, have found new purpose for our minds, as escapism from reality.
This poem was originally rooted in the pandemic and quarantine, but evolved into a piece on introspection, rumination, and growth.
There is no kitchen appliance more magical than a rice cooker. Compact, electric and brimming with tasty grains, it holds a special place in our hearts. Here, we pay tribute to the rice cooker.
An attempted recording of the strange sensations of synesthesia and anosmia.
This year has been unlike any other. We wanted to share some of the ways that we’ve taken care of ourselves, stayed connected to each other, and found strength & purpose in community.
Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in similar and different ways. Listen to my podcast to hear different experiences.
In the socially distanced era of six feet apart, two Brooklyn-based writers celebrate the beauty and history of their everyday worlds in this visual diary.
My parents did not talk American politics but when I entered high school, I discovered everyone around me does.
Since 2020, Asian Americans have faced two, intertwining monsters: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.
These poems speak to the intimacy of a single moment with another person.
Our birthdays are one day apart. Last year, we celebrated by seeing a movie together—right before COVID-19 hit. Our 16th years were shaped by two events that changed the world, and our lives, forever.
In the past several months, we would often talk about how our lives had been impacted by the pandemic. We bonded over our discussion of home and what it means to us.