Is there life during lockdown?
Poetry in isolation ...
the quarantine chronicles
The answer is thankfully yes !
Thankfully because with family scattered across this country and in Europe, isolation has been tough
It took a long time to write ... mainly at the beginning I tried to write around covid, tippy-toeing, hoping if I were quiet enough I could circumvent it and it wouldn't notice me
Then the army trucks hauling the dead in Italy, where so much of my family lives
police tape on sidewalks ...
and the poetry came
Staying connected to a larger poetry community
One of the unexpected benefits of Covid is the ability to stay connected not only with familiar poetry communities, but to branch out.
And I am taking advantage of this opportunity to Zoom write, Zoom share, Zoom read, Zoom collaborate
I was a feature poet in the Parkland Poet Reading Series on May 28, 2020
Prairie Soul Press
Virtual Open Mic
Poetry Open Mic
I participated in this weekly reading series. What an honour to read among such esteemed poets worldwide!
Zoom as a Learning Platform
I taught a course on Haiku through the Alexandra Writers' Center Society during Spring Break