Life in the Time of Corona page for West Flordia Literary Federation

Life in the Time of Corona Background

Life in the Time of Corona

Within weeks after March 11, 2020 World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, West Florida Literary Federation offered its writers a catharsis. By April, regional writers were submitting words and images to preserve this time in history. The ongoing project began with Phase I, a special edition of The Legend published in May. It featured more than thirty juried submissions. Life in the Time of Corona continues with Phase II, updated as submissions are accepted. Here are the voices of health care workers, poets, essayists, historians, and the images of artists and photographers, documenting this time in Northwest Florida's history. The ongoing project ends with the advent of a vaccine or declaration by the World Health Organization.

American Dreamer

Marc Livanos

Like sunrise
life has a rhythm.
Each day the same.

Always happy.
Always smiling.
Always been this way.

Sedation sets in,
sub-marginal goals
become acceptable.

COVID-19 erupts
and then
that was that.

WFLF thanks its generous “You: The Writer" Foo Foo Festival Partners:

Join the WFLF Today!    Learn More...