I spent a lot of summer 2020 sitting underneath trees and trying to find the words to articulate what exactly I was feeling and not really being able to find the words. There’s usually a real feeling of restlessness that accompanies summer for me and I think it was amplified by the pandemic.
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
A piece that has been waiting too long to say what needed to be said, out loud and to the world. Regardless of everything that has happened this year, I’m happy to be alive!
After reading the poetic correspondence between Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón entitled “Envelopes of Air,” we decided to write poetic letters to one another, which naturally interrogated our feelings and thoughts during a pandemic.
A look into 2020 through the diverse eyes of interviewees from New York City. These interviewees describe their thoughts and experiences living through the pandemic.
A poem on the often cruel and uncaring nature of the passage of time during the pandemic.
This film continues Adelaide’s story from “Far Away Is Closer Than You Think,” an original short film featuring the same main character. She realizes life isn’t going back to normal, yet… but what is normal?
Spilling thoughts on paper; the unrefined, unfiltered, unmuted musings of Lavera Yul.
Two women, quarantining apart for a year, exchange disposable cameras and the stories of lost-and-found parts of their worlds, eight miles apart. These are the stories they uncovered.
This personal essay is a capsule documenting life in my bedroom and wherever else I’ve spent time since the pandemic upended normal life. Since March, I’ve been daydreaming and losing time through fantasy and writing.
And then I feel anxiety for a good thirty minutes, hating how I was the only one concerned at that moment
I was inspired to write this piece in December 2020 when I was absorbing the Christmas spirit in a shut-down New York City.
A poem about our two neighborhoods in New York and our experiences inhabiting the city in our own particular lenses.
Two perspectives on 2020, a year of change, growth, tragedy, and conflict.
I wrote this piece on 2020: the events that occurred then, and how it might affect people in the future. I encourage everyone to look forward—be strong, be brave, and stay safe.
The article centers on five high school students in the US who are pursuing their hobbies to create projects that are bringing people around the world together during the pandemic.