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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 Covid-19 Riddle – Chris Lawson

teeming citiesBangkok, Bagdad, Lagos- fine some places  Virus wallops spare others? Haiti has recorded 85Dominican Republic 7,600 body count   mass burialscities have been devastated

An Information Bubble – Cecil Touchon

Insulated within an information bubbleno direct personal memories of poverty, hunger, or turmoil the improvement in the quality of life for countless millionswe all, together, have

Spy Agencies Believe – Cecil Touchon

17 spy agencies believe  an accidental lab escapeor in a nearby wet market  agencies remain open to the theoryspeculation has swirled aroundpositions of specific spy

“Quack!” – Gary Bibb – USA

Dear Clowns, [Be] active – [Be] committed – [Be] expressive – [Be] spontaneous –            [Be] unforgettable – [Be] fearless – [Be] well – [Be a]

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