Poetry through Quarantine

We invited you to share your poems about how we live through and respond to crises.

We were delighted with the response.   Your poems covered the initial confusion of being in lockdown and strategies for coping with confinement. You also wrote about new customs and behaviours, trying to do our best to help, finding solace in reading, as well as ways of coming to terms with and adapting to these extraordinary times.

We also have two poems looking at how societies and individuals have addressed similar pandemics in the past.  

by Frances Lee, Fellow of the Faculty for the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Click here to read our Poetry submissions