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Decameron

2020

ByMacushla Robinson

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This book was conceived in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. The medieval book from which it takes its name— Boccacio's Decameron—was a prompt and a point of departure; perhaps we could keep each other company in writing, even as we were all confined to our separate places of quarantine. This collection contains poems and fragments, reflections, narratives and images produced between March 18 and April 10, 2020. It is a cross-section of a moment in time, and in the time that has elapsed since submissions closed, the world has become yet more complex. While the uprising sparked by the death of George Floyd in May was yet to come, many pieces in this collection attend to the underlying structural inequalities that impacted populations during COVID-19. Together, these pieces convey a breadth of human responses to extraordinary circumstances, from loneliness to fantasy, anxiety to mortality, and from hope to silence.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 5, 2020
Language
English
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Edited by: Macushla Robinson

Specifications

Pages
219
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)

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