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.
paralyzing reopening will cause (an) outbreak trajectory.wildly steep increases (and) decreases,that can shift dramatically from neighbor to neighbor.and affect bowling alleys and tattoo parlors who may
misinformation expertsfar-right populistsactively rooting for society’s collapsethe barrage of false messages from extremist groupsIt’s like hitting conspiracy bingoAs the world economy cratersa time of deepening
the country needs to reopenthousands may die dailyThey’re gonna have to we’ve gone through it and we’ve survived it.the first and second World Wars We
My neighbor’s dog’s name is DukyGood thing she is not like Spot.Its voice as soft-spoken and female.But on the other side of the mirror.It also
you ok?8 weeks of lock-down.and it feels like yesterday. doing ok, such a weird world.5 days on, 5 off.selling some crystal decanters and two taxidermy
Behind the fake veneer ofYoung healthy lungs:Balancing the needs of allBanks with limited ammunitionAnd reckless monetary policies.The prudent thing right now is toPerpetuate the broken
curbside takeout operation strange lifted at the endcharge ahead full throttleit is an experiment strange books in quarantinestayed afloat strange (For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds
Absolute chaotic disorder!’60 minutes’ cites,victim or executioner-Bill Gates has regrets, testifies remotelyother witnessesThis is very dangerous to our democracylet the computer decide (algorithmically that)enzymes make