“Pain Gives Birth to Poetry” by Gene Levi Chan

Pain Gives Birth to Poetry

On Creating and Growing in the Time of COVID-19

I’ve been thinking about the suffering (much of it solitary) that people are going through, and about the changes taking place, and about my own emotional processing and reacting to what’s going on.

I was having trouble finding my words, and I didn’t have any confidence in what I wanted to communicate. While I…