"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before." -- Audre Lorde
This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. - Toni Morrison.
Poetry in a Time of Virus
During the COVID-19 pandemic the poets of Untold Stories made sacred time for creativity as they juggled jobs, children, elders, and survival. Each week we wrote with a shared prompt across the distance of our shelters in place. Below are the weekly prompts and the poems born of this time
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