Infectious Hope – for better and verse

Maybe hanging around with the Words Out Loud crowd, when that was a thing, has rubbed off on me, because here comes a poem!

The curtain has been raised on the cover for Infectious Hope, a 47-poet anthology curated by Canberra-based Silvia Cantón Rondoni that aims to inspire and comfort amid the storm that is Covid-19.

Says the publisher:

Infectious Hope is a call out for positivism and resilience during lockdown and isolation. Editor and poet Silvia Cantón Rondoni has curated a poetry anthology that includes a spectacular range of diverse poets from around the globe, and focuses on their insights and strength during the pandemic.

A poetic vaccination of the soul, and a reminder that we are in this together and are stronger than we know.This anthology contains the creativity of 47 poets, including luminaries Fiona Wright, Joe R. Landsdale, Isobelle Carmody, Roz Kaveney, and Linda D. Addison, as well as an introduction by Lee Murray.

The book is due out on 1 November 2021, with preorders now available.

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