Starting on May 7 2020, Collective Task is doing a special edition one-month response. Our prompt is:
Sophia Le Fraga
Kristopher Rindon Johnson
Carlos Soto Román
How to Make a Spring 2020 Poem
To make a Spring 2020 poem:
Take a newspaper.
Take a pair of scissors.
Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag.
Shake it gently.
Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will be like you.
The idea came from accidentally knocking a toilet roll into the loo (whilst cleaning) – it struck me how nice it would be to turn this current symbol of panicking shopping – and sell it as a print to raise funds for sanitation in Yemen (we raised about $1k for UNICEF in the end).