2021 PERSONAL PANDEMIC POETRY SERIES
2021 Personal Pandemic Poetry Series
Each poem reflects Darren Lee's personal experience with the pandemic while being a student at La Trobe University. Also, there is a theme to each particular group of poems.
Conscious Choices or Inherent Burdens
The Ingredients for Success
This series of poems explores our human accountability to ourselves and other people. In other words, these poems attempt to help enlighten our minds about our human qualities involving our emotional interests and relationship with other people.
My name is Darren, and I am a third-year student studying for a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and Creative Writing.
The mediums that I will be showing in La Trobe's Art Festival will be my poems, images that express my creative voice and thoughts. Unfortunately, the 21st Century pandemic has taken its toll on me physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. Fortunately, being a philosophy and art student, I am fortunate to understand myself and others in this pandemic to grow as an individual about the importance of community, art and loving oneself. To make the best of what we can as an opportunity and not simply focus on the negatives. After the Art's Festival, I will refine my passions, focus, and voice to contribute my artistic expression and critical thought to help others and culture.