I wrote a typewriter poem with Poems While You Wait for Classic Album Sundays Chicago during their monthly album presentation. This one in particular was for Steely Dan's "Aja." The poem is an homage to Steely Dan's history and story. You can view the typewritten poem here or read it in plain text below. "Ghosts" By … Continue reading Ghosts: a poem in homage to Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ for Poems While You Wait and Classic Album Sundays Chicago
I wrote a creative piece (something between prose and poetry) about my experience with parental dissonance for Esther Gutkovsky (selectivelyrussian)'s first installment of her blog project "Parental Dissonance." Read the essay posted online here. The full text of the article can be viewed by clicking below. “Human Garden” The garden has long served as a metaphor for living, … Continue reading Human Garden, for the project Parental Dissonance
I wrote an essay about my post grad experiences in the working world: how I had to "dim down" my creative and artistic experiences to fit the profile of what my future employers wanted. Read the essay posted on December 18, 2015 online here. The full text of the article can be viewed by clicking below. … Continue reading By Day I’m Grayscale, By Evening I’m Fully Saturated
"Others' Memories" is a piece published in Twenty Seven Zine, an online magazine that published 27 pieces relating to the number, age, and idea of 27. My piece was about my parents' twenty seventh year of life, where they moved from the former Soviet Union to Chicago, Illinois and began their lives anew. Check out that … Continue reading Others’ Memories
This is a braided narrative on the South Side neighborhood in Pittsburgh, coupled with readings from "South Side Stories" by Tami Dixon. Based and Adapted from "South Side Stories" by Tami Dixon Written and Presented by Danielle Levsky PART 1 In Tami Dixon’s “South Side Stories,” the playwright presents the vibrant and dynamic South Side … Continue reading The Gentrification Within South Side
During the summer, I studied Social Psychology through research studies, class discussions, and required source readings. One of our units focused on advertising and persuasion, and I wrote this essay about advertising, persuasion, and Kashi foods. Click here to read the essay.
I want to join a circus. I want to join a circus and walk the tight rope, with horses and elephants parading around, wearing leotards made of sequin and cotton-elastic blend. I would wear gymnastics slippers once again, wearing out the soles of my feet, calluses hardening to grip onto the rope. In the spotlight, … Continue reading I want to join a circus.