April 2020: Pandemic Poetry

As 20% of the world’s population went under lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March 2020, San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto sent out a call for poems on “sheltering.” By April 1st, 46 poets from across the US and around the world sent 90 poems, now archived in “MiGoZine: Poets on Sheltering”

Poets: William Allegrezza (Indiana), Ivy Alvarez (New Zealand), Ronda Piszk Broatch (Washington), Megan Duffy Brown (California), Cynthia Buiza (California), Michael Caylo-Baradi (California), Douglas Cole (Washington), Joe Cottonwood (California), Robert Cowan (New York), Melinda Luisa de Jesús (California), Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (Philippines), Melissa Eleftherion (California), Hollie Hardy (California), Lee Herrick (California), Georgette Howington (California), Luisa A. Igloria (Virginia), Luke Johnson (California), Persis Karim (California), Mary Kasimor (Washington), Phyllis Klein (California), Abigail Licad (California), Aurelia Lorca (California), Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (Tennessee), Joseph G. Mendoza (Philippines), Rashaan Alexis Meneses (California), Abigail Milne (California), Claudia Monpere (California), Diane Lee Moomey (California), PC Muñoz (California), Tayve Neese (Florida), Cynthia J. Patton (California), Lisa Meltzer Penn (California), Claudio Pozzani (Italy), Octavio Quintanilla (Texas), Ron Riekki (California), Jacki Rigoni (California), Tony Robles (North Carolina), Lisa Rosenberg (California), Christopher X. Shade (New York), Murzban F. Shroff (India), Kim Shuck (California), Michael Simms (Pennsylvania), Norma Smith (California), Eileen R. Tabios (California), Gabriele Tinti (Italy), Joel Vega (Netherlands), Maw Shein Win (California), Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia (California), Jamie Zou (Connecticut), & Cybele Zufolo (California).

Read poems on Sheltering.