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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.

Infodemic – Cecil Touchon

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

An Epic Battle — J A Dixon – USA

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

Books – Elizabeth Beckmann – USA

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

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