Poems for a Pandemic: Voices from the front line of a global epidemic

By Edited by Angela Marston

A collection of brilliant poems written by people working on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic

All revenues received by HarperCollins directly from sales of this ebook will be donated to NHS Charities Together for their Covid-19 appeal.

Angela Marston is a retired Palliative Care Nurse who spent nearly 40 years in the NHS and Hospice services. She wrote her first poem whilst self-isolating with Covid-19 and, when she recovered, collected poems from other key workers and people affected by the virus.

She created an anthology of poems from nurses, doctors, and teachers; pharmacists and journalists; child protection officers and food bank volunteers. From people aged 9 to 92. From established poets and writers.

From heroes.

Poems for a Pandemic is that anthology.

It is a valuable collection of first-hand accounts – of love, of grief, of fear, and of hope – that explores the global effort to rescue humanity from the teeth of an invisible enemy. And it comes direct from the people that don capes and masks in order to go save the world.

This is history in the making,’ Angela says, ‘and these poems record
for all eternity the thoughts and feelings of ordinary people at an extraordinary time.’

Format: ebook
Release Date: 18 Jun 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-843355-0
Angela Marston is a former NHS specialist practitioner with over 30 years\' experience in nursing. She holds a masters degree in professional leadership and worked with universities and hospitals teaching nurses about palliative care as well as working as the clinical lead of Katharine House Hospice. She retired in 2018 and, during the global coronavirus epidemic, founded Poems For a Pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Angela is married  to Phil and has three children Sarah, , James and David . She is the proud nanny to Nathaniel and Tobias and finds retirement leaves her busier than ever.