Quarantine Collage Poetry
Call for Works
DEADLINE – JUNE 1, 2020
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Taking snippets of statements, headlines, imagery from the daily news. Compose collage poems while we are all in quarantine. If you add your own words to connect things together, put in brackets [like this]. Punctuate how you wish. Long or short poems. Arrange how you wish. At the bottom of the poem try to mention the sources of the material.
To participate make collage poetry with text taken from current news reports (compared to images). Can be any length. Can be however many poems you want to submit. Can be in any language (I will use google translator to have an english translation to go with the poems in other languages.) All submissions will be posted on this page. Send something everyday or as many as you like. It is intended as a record for this historical moment.
I’ll make a really short one as an example…
TV in America.
There was no cure.
You couldn’t find the silent carriers
to do contact tracing.
Right after that [we started]
finding out where our hotspots were:
Fallen heros in the cafeteria.
Source: snippets typed while listening to MSNBC News live conversation.
only love can save the world June 3 2020 Racism derails save the planet.I’m a black climate expert. one black friend of minewanted to be an astronomer,gave
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Struggle to save lives
is death an agonizing choice
the dash to cash
Curb the novel
It was murder.[The trees were filled with white blossomslooking innocent in their silk petals.The fires raged.In the shadows of] 400 years of systemic racismAmerica (has)
protesters poured into the streetsthe outpouring of anger over the killing of Mr. Floyd an encounter captured on video that was shared widelya place now
Concrete sequentialI’ve seen one example in a linear way. Hopping around is a problem. Concrete RandomYou don’t care what comes your way.They can skip pretty
our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, our conditioning, instincts, culture, society, family and experiences.the mind and multiple layers of conditioning.a success story in terms of survival.actually