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  • Love at First Sight 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This story is a metaphor for what it feels like to fall for someone in an instant and be captivated with all that they are.
  • University College London 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A poem about being a student at UCL.
  • Live 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: We only get one life. I realized the only reason I feared death is because sometimes I feel like I haven't been living. This story is a reminder to live the one life ...
  • Once 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This is a poem about enjoying friendship.
  • Sun 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A simple hikau about remaining optimistic.
  • Grrrr 

    Rodriguez, Rudy (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: We all had plans before COVID-19 stopped down the world. This piece represents the coping stages I went through.
  • Skinny-Fat 

    Wang, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I've always had an uneasy relationship with my body because I am what Western society considers "skinny" or "average" but I am "fat" by Asian standards. At my lowest ...
  • Searching for Wildflowers 

    Zechner, Juliet (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A sunny spring day, with hope for many more to come.
  • Marley 

    Rodriguez, Rudy (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: Our first grand daughter was born a year ago in Colorado. COVID-19 prevents us from visits so we are stuck watching her grow up over streaming videos. I hate it!
  • Little Loves 

    Cardin, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This peice is inspired by my definition of love. I think love is both a spontaneous draw and a conscious choice, a passionate longing, a strong affection for, a good ...
  • Epidemic 

    Wang, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I actually wrote this when we had the case of Ebola here in Dallas. I listened to an NPR piece about the stigma that Thomas Eric Duncan's neighborhood was facing, and ...
  • Serendipitous words 

    Neelam, Sudha (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: In a world where everyone glorifies busyness; slowing down comes with its own challenges. While we slow down and reflect on our lives, our environment and the beautiful ...
  • Breathe 

    Mukerjee-Roy, Neije (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The struggles with the COVID-19 Pandemic and those who do not believe in wearing a mask.
  • Blue 

    Wang, Jennifer (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This poem originated as fanfiction about the anime Free! The main character is an introverted blue-eyed boy who only feels like himself when he's swimming. He made ...
  • Black Lives Matter 

    Davoli, Christopher (2020-08)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The recent events since the murder of George Floyd
  • The Last Dream 

    Henson, Jeresia (2019)
  • Silver prayer 

    Svokos, Heather (2019)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: One Christmas, my dear friend, former professor and mentor got me a silver necklace. On one of the charms is a bit of smoky quartz, intended to calm and help manifest ...
  • Mis- 

    Mukherjee-Roy, Neije (2019)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I handle a lot of mouse breeding at work, and that's where I realized what miscarriage could be like for mothers. One day a mouse was having dystocia and a pup was ...
  • Forbidden Fruit 

    Mukherjee-Roy, Neije (2019)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The literal story about picking a peach stems from a recent event when I slipped while climbing a peach tree to pick a particularly ripe peach I wanted. I came off the ...
  • The Gardener 

    Holland, Adriana (2019)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: My grandfather passed away a few years back and this is my memorial to honor him. He was a man of few words, but I learned a lot from the little.

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