Poetry in Lockdown: A Pandemic Archive
The Poetry in Lockdown project, which was initiated in May 2020 and concluded in October 2021, sought to capture something of the experience of the pandemic for the UCD Community.
We invited the UCD Community and their families, including children, to submit poems and reflective pieces on the comfort of poetry. Over the course of the project, 98 people submitted over 200 poems. The poems reflected the thoughts and feelings of our broad community on the complex, ever-changing situation through which we lived.
This archive holds the work of UCD students, staff, and alumni and reflected the diversity of the community. We also welcomed submissions from those with associations with the University, and from the wider community.
The Poetry in Lockdown collection will become part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive in UCD Library Special Collections and will be available for future students and researchers. It will form part of the University’s record of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A selection of the poems are presented on this publicly available UCD Library LibGuide, in chronological order according to the date submitted. We are grateful for the permission, granted by the poets, to share their work on this website and in other electronic forms, including social media channels.
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- URL: https://libguides.ucd.ie/lockdownpoetry
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