I’m beyond thrilled to share my 400th poetry publication as a collaboration with none other than Kate Belew ( Co-editor, Milk Press, Poetry Society of New York). I am really grateful to Kate and so honored to be part of this project.
What started as a collaboration between her co-workers become a crowdsourced project, called the Pandemic Poems.
Here is how she describes the inception of the project “Pandemic Poems”
When New York City shutdown in March 2020 due to Covid-19 and we were all isolating in our apartments, I began writing poems with Emi Bergquist and Jackie Braje via e-mail. We went line for line and sent it back and forth.
I started to write with other friends, and my friends took the project into their own worlds too. Suddenly, I was creating poems with people I had never met before through my e-mail address. Maybe poetry is quicker than cells multiplying, and maybe it’s a remedy in itself. Each poem is labeled by who it was created with and where they’re living.
We’re never as alone as we might think.
xx, Kate Belew
The poem is called “What Lighthouse, what water, what way”. Here is the link to the collaboration.
Happy National Poetry Month!!