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Let Poets Entertain You

Poetry, art, helps to entertain, voice emotions and make sense.

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Poetry, and art in general, entertains. But it does more. It's created by people who have found a way to express their emotions. Emotions many of us have in these times. On top, it can help shape your thoughts by providing different points of view and insights.

There are probably many examples to give from this already, but I'll give you two here, hoping you'll build on them. The first is from the Poets on Medium Community. There was a prompt calling for poets to create work on the topic of the pandemic. It resulted in beautiful, inspiring, entertaining, thoughtful and more poems being shared. 

The second is a challenge from the Ashmoleum Museum, who are posting a picture of an item from their collection each day as a challenge for artistst to make something. It's fun and entertaining. It also gives hope. They call it the #IsoltationCreations.

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

It challenged me to create. But also to realize how vital this role of artists is. I talked about it in my podcast, too: https://anchor.fm/trippleeffect/episodes/Episode-2-Poetry-and-the-Corona-lockdown-ebis10


Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

In any way I can. Social media, friends and family, and so on.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How to deal with the day-to-day stuff that is changing.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The least-connected, with either no access to internet, or little to no knowledge about how to use it.

What is your current profession?

Storyteller, poet, dad.

In what city are you located?

Ter Aar

In what country are you located?

The Netherlands

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