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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.

Handwashing – Cecil Touchon

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

Lost Hours – Cecil Touchon

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

Unheeded – Cecil Touchon

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

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