Quarantine Collage Poetry
Call for Works
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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.
The Recession Bread Lines Are Forming in Mar-a-Lago’s ShadowIdaho farm gave away [a mountain of] potatoes for free so they wouldn’t go to wasteMcDonald’s Workers
The end of the officeDecisions bite backBenefit rolls snippets from Wall Street Journal
behaviour at a picnicmeet outdoorsget a two-metre polehold it and spin around in a circlemark out 2 metres with blanketsbring your own cutleryand bring your
0:00after punching interior timefor personal gainsevere weather is headingtoward young leaders from across europe.be the first samsung girl to know.0:49the samsung girl shows dark shelf
There were violent protests after the latest spate of deaths of African-Americanstensions over recent police killings escalated according to videos posted from the scene Footage
in hope for brit boozershairdressers return to salons.fines could comealways smiling ––food poisoning––after drug shock.focus on blackpool mum crowdsdriving 125 milesvaping for three months inraining
In three steps the goal was reachedat a time the world was asleep,unaware of suffering and death. The sun making it’s daily round,the moon still
The battle against the virus I want to make two points to you become a source of comfort, calm and inspirationthe mission is to save
you are in a virtual queueposition 6362 of 7314you may have to waita little longer than usualabout 2 hourswe have no new delivery slotsdon’t close