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.
A single mother hunkering down with a daughter.sometimes I just need to cry.I don’t know what the message is.the world has changedoverwhelming wayscomplicated ripple effectsall
people were injured in a shooting.witnesses reported gunfireOne victim was taken(One) person “self-reported”. a group of people was walking down 14th Street when gunshots were heard.A
play only this song at my funeralbut my luck they’ll play something like a silly emo tune7 little helpers in my head…in rapture listening and
Eight people have no ears.they don’t need them now anywayI came here because I sawIn a deep, deep sleepbells against that growling angry dark sends
drinkers hiding in cupboardsIt can be an expensive hobbyIt’s important to know when to bail outother countries got their people out,we’re the last ones leftyou
reviewed internal ICE documentsdocuments reveal new detailsthe same detention facility not been responding with urgency denied necessary medical care the deaths of two immigrants In
The Reopening What will open on Fridaya new outbreakCan I goWill I have toCan I get a haircutI can take somebody’s dirty fork that was
lost hourshandling of the pandemicdoes not fare very wellmost… disapprove of the jobWhat’s more,half the country prefers [the] presumptive nomineehandle the pandemichanging his hatfew householdshaven’t
late last yearearlier this yearEarlier this monthDuring the past several weeks last weekon Saturday on Sunday evening in retaliation for resisting effortsangry at being blindsided
After canceling Monday’s pandemicI am angrily eating a hamberger & Diet Coke in my bedroom. between noon Sunday and midnightIt was also first lady Melania