During the coronavirus pandemic, we put out the call for people to respond to life under lockdown through poetry. We asked for poems of three lines, telling us about the good and the bad, the hopes and the fears, the dreams and the realities.
With Covid-19 affecting almost every facet of everyone's daily life, it's no surprise we got an overwhelming response. We've put together 107 of your micropoems to form one unifed sequence as a Panning For Poems special, showcasing a range of voices and experiences, all tied together by the common thread of social distancing and lockdown.
In the spirit of collaboration and community, we wanted people to come together and create something that speaks hopefully to everyone, for individual poems to lie alongside each other, resonate and echo, and form something larger, something whole. Therefore, we decided not to give the poets' names alongisde their own micropoem, but rather list all the contributors together given at the end. Thank you for responding and for showing us a small but important insight into your locked-down days.
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