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.
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 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
Truth is a perceptionasynchronous with the kindof paranoid intoleranceinhabiting the trunks and coffinsof compatriots who do comportonly with characters andfigures behind a symbolic#
The Pool > NO EXCEPTIONS this message finds youand your familyabove the dotted line. with the weatherThe last twosay “thank you” well despite the currentWe
Amplified health phenomenonexpanding risk communicationsfind evidence-based answersfor ‘coronavirus’ or ‘COVID-19’control the diseasemitigateits impactfill the voidfaster. (The Lancet)
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
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
the unmistakable pong of a basketball on concretethe last to notice my entranceon the sideline ––i was nearly 30––a dramatic shift must have taken placewhich
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
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