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.
U.S. death rates risingour May books just dropped The bang on a canBig Questions This season’s most ambitious physicist responds: It’s only a bridgeanother 20
standing on the edge of a cliff[,]building a fence at the topPrint pretty population guidelineshard to estimatecontact increase tracers From: Contact tracers are key to
stereotype that people have an intolerance. There are varying opinions among individuals, no doubt, likely even disagreement. our apparent inability to tolerate a diversity of
Way Out – Drager Meurtant Pressed by forces, manifold, and amorphous in shape,deafened by soft-spokenor even silent threats,the only chance to escapeseemed by drawing an
all too muchthis gamekilling me softly you pass to the leftand step to the rightI’m falling to piecesin the middle of the floor Snippets taken
steadily climb814.72020.53325030050019872020 -Stock market: Best -Unemployment: Worst 58,000 Americans died.start valuing human life slow over corporate profits, focus (Friday, May 08, 2020by Common Dreams: ’What a
a note now lying before mein a web of difficultiesthe precise mode of procedurenot altogether in accordanceits indispensable air of consequencein the usual mode of
the Administration’s shiny new Barbie dollShe is the best ever! Ask anyone, noone disagrees principles and morals aren’t important she doesn’t mean what she sayswill
The world is entering a very risky period relaxing their stay-at-home order The reopening has begunmoves are happening elsewhereHuge unanswered questionswill spark new outbreakstragic consequencesthousands