Us Versus Virus
A multilingual anthology of poetry that explores the human experience of the Coronavirus pandemic from different perspectives.
The book features 37 poems and three illustrations, by 27 different artists and is composed of observations, questions and stories of heartache and resilience, the poems offer words of kindness, hope and love. Us Versus Virus acts as a map to help us navigate our emotions and responses to this extraordinary event.
The poems give an authentic voice to many different pandemic experiences, examining issues such as loneliness and isolation, exhaustion, restlessness, peace and gratitude, anxiety, hope and resilience. A powerful, must-read collection.
– Leanne Moden, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
How will we remember the ‘Covid Years’? This wonderful anthology answers that question. We read these poems with recognition and relief – they put into words our complex reactions to these complex times. And they do it with skill, vivid detail and panache. This book will not just be a poetic memento of the Covid Years – it will be a testament to people’s resilience, hope and fierce creativity.
– Rich Goodson, Poet and Writer
COVID-19 has affected us all in many different ways, as individuals and as part of a global community. In this anthology, World Jam’s writers have given us vivid and diverse accounts of just some of those effects in their uniquely evocative style.
– Pippa Hennessy, – Poet and Writer