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.
coughs and sneezesbelieve the sciencedo the right thingIt depends on youeveryone listened deeply concerning we have [been] warned Hospitals need to prepareisolated from othershospital bedsventilatorsgowns,
The many “Weinsteins” stories #MeToo movement speak upWe can’t change what’s happenedDespite years of whispers circulating“Weinstein” has denied“OK, how do you get to tell the
A wonderful person!Dressed in a lion outfit,Cutting the cord;Even the trees.Take a sharp sword and cut away the thorns.Cutting the roots that cause depression;And actions
Scientists appear to be more contagious than in early days.They migrate quickly and have been a dominant strain across the world.In addition to spreading faster,
Nel mio respiroun virus assassinomeglio tacere In my breath a killer virus better keep silent “Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to
A routine process, the routine itself was broken. So much oversight that every T must have beenan ideal environment for bugs to breed. Although the
But for domestic violenceincrease invisible abuse provide sufficient authorityPreparedness Innovationsimposed and increaseddisproportionately affectedwomen to seek help. It’s important to remembera different wayfriends and familysome criminalor
A successfulAbuser facilitated online prevention and root causes. likely to affect long-termcommunicated the intentions root causes. intentions appeared safe in early testing.without disease protected
From a crowded square in madridHolidays feel forever agoA group swim at the Szechenyl BathsGod, I can’t even imagine 100’s of people floating about together
China implicitly blames Russia for latest outbreak.Baseball set to lose $640,000 per game.We need to be paying attention to earnings. If these trends become the