Writing Through It: WCC Poetry Club releases the "Going Viral: Pandemic and Protest" anthology
During the past eight months, people have found different ways to cope with the pandemic and politics, from meditation to activism.
Other people, like me, like to punch a heavy bag covered in effigies of my enemies. (I can't remember what the kid looked like who roughed me up in fifth grade, but trust that his crudely drawn face is on there and I made him look like Jabba the Hut, mostly due to my terrible drawing abilities; sorry, dude.)
But the folks in Washtenaw Community College's poetry club turned to writing to process their feelings, and the group recently released its latest anthology.
Going Viral: Pandemic and Protest features work from WCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, all written between April and September of this year. The 60-page ebook collection, edited by WCC professor Tom Zimmerman, is free and can be acquired as a digital version or as a PDF:
The WCC Poetry Club regularly updates its website, wccpoetryclub.wordpress.com, with new works and you can find out more about the group there, too.
(I didn't find writing this blog post to be cathartic; heading back to the heavy bag.)
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.