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.
Title: Sections (May 15th, 2020) The world is divided in sectionssome bigger, some smaller. From where you liveyou must pass borders to attemptliving elsewhere, While often, there,one
A breeding ground forconspiracy theoriesrumoursa mix of truth andfake news generatorit’s a game of cat-and-mousefor social media sitesfighting fakes from their sofasto exert control over
Past Perfect ContinuousMost likely, you already know that there are three (ways to be) tense in English.Past Present FutureThis concept is conjugated.simple, continuous, perfect and
There were no air kisses.No celebrity sightings.No champagne flutes in the V.I.P. lounge the quick pivot to a virtual art gatheringthe coronavirus outbreak the schmooze-centric
salt of the earth blue-collar patriots “Salt of the earth” with sticky fingers and very small brains no masks, no distancing, no testing, no cure, and
Use your British common senseI only discovered it by accidentsome people are just unableit is remarkable how we are a little confusedwhen things are left
Well, since you ask…Can’t sugar coat this Kind of late in the gameGosh2 little2 late It’s a very effective killing machine. Unfortunately people have died
[It’s] Confirmed [he is an] International Concern [he is white]-washing and avoiding [reality] Spray him [!!!!!!!!!!!!!][with the] surveillance, early detection [in] individuals [their] respiratory
This is ridiculous; we’ve got to put this out.We’re talking about underhanded tactics We know what’s serious and what’s not We know what risk we
liberal Texas cities are “drunk on power”They’ve got their plastic bag bansWe’re talking about underhanded tacticsliberal cities love to play politics “in the name of