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NPR asked our audience to find inspiration in — and then write an ekphrastic poem about — two paintings: Heat Wave by Kadir Nelson (left) and Young Woman At A Window by Salvador Dali. Kadir Nelson and Salvador Dali hide caption

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'Social Distance': A Community-Style Poem To Help You Feel Less Isolated

Last month, poet Kwame Alexander asked you to write a poem inspired by two paintings of women looking out of a window. Many of you found a way to express life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers pass boxes of signatures to qualify a 2018 ballot measure to expand Medicaid in Idaho. The coronavirus outbreak has halted other ballot initiatives in Idaho and other states. James Dawson/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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Coronavirus Forces Ballot Measure Campaigns To Shut Down Amid Health Fears

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NPR asked our audience to find inspiration in — and then write an ekphrastic poem about — two paintings: Heat Wave by Kadir Nelson (left) and Young Woman At A Window by Salvador Dali. Kadir Nelson and Salvador Dali hide caption

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'Social Distance': A Community-Style Poem To Help You Feel Less Isolated

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Nicolena Loshonkohl, a single mom in Roanoke, Va., lost all her income when the hair salon where she worked shut down. She's been finding ways to social distance and keep her toddler engaged outside. But finding money to pay her rent and all her bills is more of a struggle. Courtesy of Nicolena Loshonkohl hide caption

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It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

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Local demand from individuals, senior centers, stores and the state prison system is unspooling every roll as fast as the workers at this Maine plant can wind them. Nick Woodward /Maine Public Radio hide caption

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Toilet Paper Startup Ramps Up And Rolls In Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic

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