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.
Most people had a hunchNow, for the first time,they have arrived in the United States. orange and blackstripes that extend down itsteardrop eyes like
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not be annoyed by annoying people people will always rub you the wrong waystuck in the office with themsit next
bracing for victorya generation of murder hornetssoak up the sun Source: Headlines from cnn.com on May 3, 2020
the worrisome curveof pregnancy patientsflattening flamingos Source: Headlines from cnn.com on May 3, 2020
talk too loud.Can’t control them.”Forgot my wallet – can you get this?“constantly, how great they are.amazing children doing at school.even the dog.one-up you and even
forced to make heart-wrenching decisionseven temporary closures would be devastatingoffering to-go food starting todaywe all have mixed feelingsnever seen anything like thisThe city of LA
Times are uncertainIf you’re seeking fundingor logistical supportThere is literally a districtwho can who willcompletely devoid of anyfix, fix what was alreadyShit, it’s good to