Poems from Pandemia


Poems from Pandemia
Edited by Patrick Cotter

Southword Editions, 2020, 145 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-82-5

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In April 2020 the publishers put out a call to poets to submit works of hope or its lack, which were about Covid-19 or an historical / fantasy plague; poems which were autobiographical / confessional or surreal / allegorical. The result is a collection of brilliant work by both established and emerging poets from across the English-speaking world, from Australia to India, Europe to North America. With its accounts of life changed utterly, lives abruptly finished; testimonies of the poignancy, the loneliness and sometimes madness of lockdown, this book is an essential statement of record on the dark times we are living through.

Anthology contributors: Rachael Allen, Tom Bailey, Sandra Beasley, Paula Bohince, Paddy Bushe, Moya Cannon, Jane Clark, Patrick Cotter, Adam Crothers, Paula Cunningham, Tony Curtis, Patrick Deeley, Olga Dugan, Maia Elsner, Martín Espada, Sophie Ewh, John Fitzgerald, Tom French, Rigoberto González, Amlanjyoti Goswami, James Harpur, Will Harris, David Harsent, Rachael Hegarty, WJ Herbert, Patrick Holloway, Cory Ingram, Shirin Jindani, Breda Joyce, Julie Kane, Sadbh Kellet, Anthony Lawrence, Aifric Mac Aodha, Derek Mahon, Paul Mariani, John McAuliffe, Thomas McCarthy, Afric McGlinchey, Jon McLeod, John Mee, Sighle Meehan, Tyler Mills, Audrey Molloy, Kim Moore, Jed Myers, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Mary Noonan, Lani O’Hanlon, Keith Payne, Cheryll Pearson, Maya C. Popa, Laura Potts, Greg Rappleye, Nell Regan, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Alan Shapiro, Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth, Breda Spaight, Rebecca Tamás, Alyssandra Tobin, Brian Turner, Martín Veiga, Anthony Walton, David Wheatley, Enda Wyley.