LGBT Poet Laureate

Poetry as a Catalyst for Social and Political Change

Coronavirus: A Living Poem


I am writing a living interactive poem in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. To do this, I need your help.

I devised this unusual format for a poem that I wrote for the London Olympics in 2012, which was filmed by the BBC. There is also a written version.

We have lived through an unimaginable and disturbing period of our history. I intend this epic poem to bear witness to our personal experience and tenacity during it. Your responses to this questionnaire will be, in part, the content and driving force for this poem.

The finished poem, which will be published on this site, will be about and for us all, whatever our age, colour, politics, spirituality or sexuality. The unique diversity of our LGBT+ Community will reflect the experience of an entire Covid Generation.

If you’d like to take part, just complete this questionnaire.
All submission will remain anonymous.

Thank you.