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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.

The Final Days of February – Cecil Touchon

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,

Suicides Daily – Julia Payne – USA

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

Keep Silent – Angela Caporaso – Italy

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

Masking – Aaron Roe – USA

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

Disproportionately Affected – Rosalia Touchon – USA

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

Root Causes – Rosalia Touchon – USA

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

#LastNormalPhoto – C. Bromley – UK

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

The New Normal — J A Dixon – USA

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

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