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Counterclock is Seeking Poetry in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Counterclock is Seeking Poetry in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Edit Team

April 20, 2020

The Counterclock is seeking submissions for OUTBREAK, a proposed folio of poetry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the growing fear and racism, we wanted to create a space for authors to convey their experiences and document dimensions of this vital point in history. Beyond the pandemic’s immediate and terrifying health effects, our anxiety, isolation, and fear has likely climbed to unprecedented levels; in turn, this global state of shock and worry has led to scapegoating and mistrust between groups instead of collaboration. While we recognize that literature does not offer a direct solution to these struggles, we nonetheless trust in the power of the arts to provide relief, solidarity, and empathy in a time when they are most needed. As a tribute to National Poetry Month, we are asking poets around the world to reflect on their own experiences regarding the pandemic, share moments of strength, and discover meaning in the uncertain.

Counterclock is a literary arts organization committed to exploring the diversity, complexity, and resilience of the human experience through publishing a triannual literary arts magazine and hosting an interdisciplinary arts fellowship.

More about OUTBREAK and submission guidelines can be found here.

More about Counterclock here.

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