BINSEY POPLAR PRESS
A mosaic of poetry, art, and prose that cultivates student voices
OUR STUDENT WORK
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SPOTLIGHTED STUDENT ART
'Sink' by Sophie Han
Sink wasn't really inspired by any artist specifically. At that time, it was a trend for people to take photos with their face underwater surrounded by flowers. I wanted to recreate that by digitally painting it with a darker twist. Instead of flowers, I made it seem like the water surrounding the person was deep and dark. I used Photoshop and Krita to achieve the effect.
BY EDWARD ZHANG
EDWARD ZHANG is currently a Junior at Palo Alto High School in California. He has won two Scholastic Art & Awards and earned a Certificate of special recognition in his district's Congressional Art Competition. Edward enjoys using acrylics to depict portraits and human figures. Additionally, he writes articles about foreign policy for his school's Agora magazine. In his free time, he walks his dog Snowy.
This stunning piece was created by our Graphic Design Editor, Sophie Han, as a final piece in her Graphic Design class. Han created this piece using Photoshop.
BE PART OF OUR FIRST VOLUME!
We're looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, and art created by talented students.
At Binsey Poplar Press, we want to provide students ages 13-26 a place to share their thoughts and feelings through stellar works of poetry, prose and art. There is no theme for submissions, but we encourage you to select your best works to submit to the journal. Binsey establishes a one-on-one connection with everyone who submits by providing feedback on each work we receive, whether we choose to accept or decline them, to help burgeoning artists and writers improve their crafts. We seek to promote a love of writing and art across the world, and to provide the opportunity for students to see themselves as published writers. Make sure to spread the word, and to encourage other writers and artists to submit!
'Candlelight' by Veena Sumedh
A flicker of yellow-white
Shining gently, soft and bright
Radiating through the night.
As I poise my pen to write,
Detailing the nature of my plight,
And the final blow that forced me to fight
And how I couldn’t tell wrong from right
And why I shouldn’t have taken flight
Allowing my fears to leave my sight--
The omnipresent, ever-watching sprite
Of the chivalrous inner knight
Has much less insight
Than the might
SPOTLIGHTED STUDENT WRITING
I love candles. They're a perfect juxtaposition of steadiness and unsteadiness, comfort and fear. They have the strength and potential to grow and expand, but are so delicate that the slightest wind can extinguish them. They express so many emotions that are difficult to put into words - at least all at the same time. For me, candles change every day. Sometimes they're a solace and inspiration, and at other times they make more shadows than light.