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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.

Believe it or not – Michael Sutton – UK

Believe it or not but, believe it or notpandemic preparednesshow much earth controlis healing effortsneeded to diminishinformationthe air and water are clearingshould there be [.

Beginning – Michael Sutton – UK

Beginning beginning just in the days ahead obviouslyexpectations have to be managed heremost of the signals we’ve been gettingno quick fixesbut very interestingand then we

Initial Rumblings – Cecil Touchon

Initial rumblings beganConfusing and sometimes conflicting reportsThat was followed by intense speculationWashington is monitoring intelligenceThe truth is, few peopleknow for suresome most closely guarded secretsrumors

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