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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.

Preserve Your Sanity – C. Bromley – UK

nation is dividedno shortage of strong opinionswe’re right about everythingalienate those around usknee-jerk reactiondig our heels in the sandinsensitive, hateful or dishearteningunsavory conversationtoxic situations who

Rising – Marco Giovenale – Italy

rising tory revolt systemwill start on thursday.cyprus mental health ‘errors’.cyprus denies financingministry of silly walksdespite rugby returns in australiasailing a haircut.events to return to vegas

The Protesters – Cecil Touchon

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets  defying social distancing protocols to protestPolice used riot gear, billy clubs and stun gunswater cannons, tear gas, and pepper

In Fear – Marco Giovenale – Italy

royals living in fearthousands flock to beachesto avoid collapse for live theatre  cops quiz pressure grows normal people  police czar star adaptedto windy mini self-cleaning

Void – Drager Meurtant – The Netherlands

Void On the wallthere is a sign, a token,of something goodto come. Hunger, fever, fatigueand anxiety get detachedwhen the sense of the formpainted centuries ago,enters the soul and

If – Drager Meurtant – The Netherlands

IFIf I could find the words,that can describe the emprisonmentof my mind, creatednot by restrictions imposedby authoritiesor comrades taken too much space but by the change

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