Chronicling the Days – Poetry Special

In April 2020, we invited writers in Quebec to submit a story of a single day during the strange, uneasy time of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine.

We’re thrilled to announce that these stories have been gathered in Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic (Guernica Press). To learn more and buy the book, please visit

Please also join us on the QWF FB Community page, and let the authors know if their words resonated.

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, we have a Chronicling the Days poetry special. With thanks to Tanya Bellhumeur-Allatt, Jocelyne Dubois, Jeffrey Mackie-Deernsted, Barbara Kelly, Ann Lloyd, and Carol Katz for their contributions.

Photo: Barbara Kelly

Survival Plan – Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

Wake up early.

Write a poem.

Let it have angst, but also,

give the poem hope,

like a sticky drop

of maple syrup.

To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic

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