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.
no swanky small platestinspirationback to basic recipesbatch cooking, cupboard creationsbubble and squeak with leftoversa jacket potatowith a pot noodle thrown on topsimple recipe…one spoon, one
Uncertain timesno-one knows the truththe pharmacological routineidentify germ or virusfind drug which makesBig Pharma richbut no info re: vitaminsenhance immune systemcheap solutionscare the populationattribute pneumonia
The Beast was canceled due to an pandemic. Players (have) also been canceled. Insurance doesn’t cover viruses. Every (one) is going to touch at some
Drawings of those lost to the corona virus, superimposed on a musical score by Charles Ives , which he composed after the death of his