Poetry in Quarantine

March 2020

The project was a public invitation to people to write Persian poems related to the spring and Iranian New Year in the third week of quarantine in Tehran, the week before the new year. The work started from a banner made by fabric with a poem on it, but the conversations that followed the invitation, and the process of selecting poems with the help of contributors, and welcoming suggestions for a variety of materials to use at home, from tablecloths to old sheets, eventually became a manual that could travel without any ownership from a city to another city and continued its production far from the first window where a banner hanged from.

In this article Ahmadali Kadivar explained the nature of the whole event, and tells more about the connections among the selected poems: