A Bronx Science Pandemic Chapbook

A compilation of poems written by Bronx Science students about their struggles and hardships over the past year with the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Paromita Talukder

This is a visual interpretation of “HiberNation” written by Arjun Mazumdar ’21. The painting is inspired by various scenic descriptions in the poem, specifically the last stanza that states, “Around us, life persists loudly / Verdant scenes spill into the empty stages unabashed” (20-21). The setting is in Times Square in Manhattan, where nature reconquers its lost self and clings onto modernity.

(noun) Poetry /ˈpōətrē/ — the derivation of a spill, a leakage from the structured hourglass that defines our systematic society. Its presence, like the natural world itself, is the entropy of the human psyche that people across centuries have sought for companionship and comfort in. Poetry offers us a portal that can lead to a different reality, or one that further unveils our own.

This is a visual interpretation of “Night or Day?” written by Manha Bulbul ’22, who said she tried using a juxtaposition to show the disorientation of her “revenge bedtime procrastination.” When asked about her formatting of the poem, she said, “Poetry is important because it is one of the few methods of writing that lets you have full control over your work.” (Paromita Talukder)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most turbulent obstacles we have been through in our lifetimes, but it is certainly not the only one. Bronx Science students have experienced various hardships and losses throughout the past year. Most have their own coping mechanisms which include self-expression through words, mainly poetry. This digital chapbook – typically a small paperback pamphlet containing poems – serves to showcase beautifully written poetry by Bronx Science students about their difficult times and their reactions to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(noun) Poetry /ˈpōətrē/ — the derivation of a spill, a leakage from the structured hourglass that defines our systematic society.

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