For children, the lockdown in 2020 represented everything from a surprise holiday and intimate time with family to the separation of friendships, the trauma of parental unemployment, and untold grief for lost loved ones. Driven by the urgency of the situation, Cheryl conducted distanced interviews with children in her North London community – including the children of key workers, as well as their parents and teachers.
The resulting poetry, inhabiting the voices of those who were interviewed, serves as a snapshot of this extraordinary, unprecedented experience from the perspectives of young people. Pop Up published a small print-run pamphlet edition of the collection, distributing it free to some of our partner schools and libraries.
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