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.
limit entry to some parks to preventrulesadding that any such effort experimentation We can’t let that happen (Parts lifted from The New York Times, 7th
“there is a thrill in the air / a longing, a strong wish / even belief // that if we push hard / we can force
there were problems with sprinklersin a “see-through” houseoffering a drive through food service with strippersit is packaging – handled by other people – that is
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
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
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
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
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