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Quarantine Collage Poetry
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book cover for this project - cover art: Rosalia Touchon



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.

It all started … – Katerina Khrustaleva Touchon – USA

Name: Все началось… Все началось 25 маяПламя полыхнуло на другой день… Полицейскийувидел угрозусмертельный выстрелмужчина умергруппировки атаковалиарестованы все… бунтуют!Грабят!женщина обрызгала аэрозолем…ограблен товарный поезд…два миллиона стали безработнымихрамы

IT WAS MURDER – Vijali Hamilton – USA

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)

The Journey – Julia Payne – USA

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

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