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.
dead of night decisionIn a letterretaliate against those who dare to exposefiring Intelligence Community Inspectorfor doing his job he “no longer” has the fullest confidenceconcerns
URGENT ECHOS IGNORED IN THE HALLS OF GOVERNMENTby K.C.Patrick we write with an urgent…request………request…………request… for our state’s full allotment ofpersonal protective…equipment…………equipment……………equipment… we [only] received 25%
Half the world is undera stay at home order.A city known for its paradesis now keeping a safe distance [within its border].The zoo is empty,
El último aliento,se lo llevó el viento.Nos dejó el niño,aún con la mascarilla,su aliento se lo llevó el viento.La bola blanca absorbió su pensamiento,Este pudo
Did you follow the headlines this week?wearing masks in public the growing economic toll The C.D.C. has been preparing according to a federal official any
Crowd funding to artistsLinks of donationPoor Rice1000 rupees for Below poverty5 new COVID casesMasks litteringShortage of test kitsSpitting on DoctorsNew mass murderThey said liesShadow playAttended
Although I usually do hand cut paper stuff I was compelled to make this a couple of hours ago – Bryan Garrigan