In 2020, a modern plague swept across the world. Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus, brought major disruption to every continent on the planet. As Covid-19 raged, stretching medical services and sending whole countries into lockdown, writers and artists were among those who rallied with a burst of shared endeavour. The poetry in this collection is an example of such a response. Consisting of original poems alongside parodies of famous works, Quarantining: Poems in the Time of Corona represents a slice of life in troubled times.
Read the interview with the author at Sentinel Literary Quarterly.
"Unfortunately, the concept of a poet is often of someone who is altogether too self-absorbed, too limply detached from reality. Nevertheless, I feel that the poet as a wordsmith philosopher, as an expresser of truths, does still have a potentially important role to play in today’s world. If I am to be a poet, though, I feel the honour of that label should be bestowed by others, not claimed by me as a job title."