In my last post, I called for submissions for our latest issue of ‘Oxford is My Home’: The Lockdown Edition.
To be honest, we had no idea whether we’d get enough contributions to put the zine on. So we were bowled over by the number and range of people, who chose to send in their creative expression about what life in Oxford has been like during the coronavirus. We received such a diverse collection of ideas: ranging from prose to poetry, photography, cartoons, fine art, videos, and even an interactive story.
Over the last month, we’ve been working hard to collate these into an online publication which LAUNCHES TODAY! Check out this very special community zine here.
Spending so much time with these pieces, looking for their common threads, gave me a much needed sense of connection to lives around Oxford during this time of isolation. I’ve tried to articulate this in the Editorial which you can read here.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of this creation. This doesn’t end have to end now – if you would like to contribute then please get in touch with us at the Oxford Poetry Library website.