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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.

On Tuesday – Michael Busam – USA

On Tuesday,Lysol ad President Trump said tweetFutures are contracts thatlet The coronavirus crisiskeep Americans connectedTake Wednesday’s annualEarth Day celebration, which pro-motesThe harshest effects of thepandemic

A New Beginning – Cecil Touchon

looking at, potentially, a new beginningpeople shouldn’t expect a quick return to ordinary lifeair pollution in the region has droppeda decrease in particle pollutionsoldiers are

Prospects – Carrier Meurtant – Netherlands

Prospects Prospects are what they areextrinsicalthough the perceptionis curtailed by a shield a shield to protect,to protect me from myneighboursfrom naturebugs and calmnerves and wreckage  Carrier Meurtant(April

Death Sausages – Kelly Sauvage Angel

reopening the economya second waveof renewable death sausages Source: Headlines from  channel3000.com  and  cnn.com  on the morning of April 23, 2020

The Grim Siege – Cecil Touchon

another longstanding ritual lost to the grim siegethree nights in intensive care  flags should not be flownobserving social distancing restrictionsscattered across the countrythe conversations would

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