Fortunes Fit: a micro-chapbook for a time of isolation

As promised, here is a micro-chapbook of my poetry.

Many people have been writing about the fact that King Lear was written during a time when the theatres were closed due to plague, and while I didn’t like the implication that we should all be creating masterpieces as we isolate and quarantine ourselves from Covid-19, this line of thought did prompt me to re-read the play. The collection is named from it: in 3.2, the Fool sings:

He that has and a little tiny wit–
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,–
Must make content with his fortunes fit,
For the rain it raineth every day.

The first set of poems in the collection use works and ideas from King Lear, as well as those generated by anagramming “King Lear” and “Covid” together. Other poems touch on times of personal isolation, rituals, history, and my local habitation.

Fortunes Fit is available through a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license for free. You can download it here from the Humanities Commons CORE Repository.

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