The COVID pandemic both isolated us and pushed us towards creativity. Poetry writing has emerged from our need for catharsis in these times of uncertainty. Pandemic poetry writing provides tools to express what's deep within and aims for poets of all levels to find a place of solace in self-reflection and self-expression.
3. Connect with others and learn different ways to express yourself through poetry.
Silvia Cantón Rondoni is a Spanish-born Australian poet, writer, and visual artist who identifies as neurodivergent and LGBTQQIP2SAA. Her poetry collection Stark Naked was released worldwide by IFWG Australia in June 2021. The poems in Stark Naked reveal her transition from childhood through grief and trauma to the woman of resilience she is today. Silvia is also the host of the Pandemic Poetry podcast produced by Woroni radio station at The Australian National University.
During 2020 Silvia also created a poetry anthology on the theme of hope during our times of uncertainty. Infectious Hope is a call out for positivism and resilience during lockdown and isolation, focusing on the insights and strength during the pandemic of a spectacular range of diverse poets from around the globe, including luminaries Fiona Wright, Joe R. Lansdale, Isobelle Carmody, Roz Kaveney, and Linda D. Addison, A poetic vaccination of the soul, and a reminder that we are in this together and are stronger than we know.
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