In mid-March 2020 I began writing a daily diary poem about the pandemic, posting each on my own Facebook page and on Janine Booth’s excellent CoronaVerses page. My initial intention was both to document the course of events and to give myself a daily writing discipline which would double as a journal. To my surprise and satisfaction, these posts became popular. The best of them seemed to catch the zeitgeist and speak not just for me, but for others. As a writer, you can’t hope for much more than that.
A book of the first few months’ poems is soon to be published under the title Corona Diary. It should be out in a few weeks. It won’t be expensive. Watch this space for more details. Meanwhile, here’s the front cover.