Monday, 20 September 2010

National Poetry Day - Please contribute to 'A Scottish Patchwork'

As some of you may know, October 7th is National Poetry Day, with the theme this year being Home. To celebrate, North Carr Light would like to construct a Patchwork Poem or Cento for Scotland on the theme of Home.

How can you contribute?

Please send us your original poetry on the theme - they can be complete poems, either already written or written specially for the Patchwork, or they can be just random lines or poetic thoughts, but should address the theme of home - for instance, you could send a poem or a few lines concerning :-

* the building you live in
* the place you came from
* the people who mean 'home' to you
* the tastes or smells of home
* journeys to or from home

We will then create a Patchwork Poem by taking individual lines from your contributions. The resulting Patchwork Poem will be published here on North Carr Light on National Poetry Day.

Please email your contribution to with the email subject 'Patchwork Poem'.
Contributions should reach us by October 1st at the latest

Remember, we can only use a line or two from each contribution, so please keep them brief and don't send long poems. Feel free to spread the word to anyone who you feel might be interested in submitting something - even if it's just a line!

Many thanks and we wait to receive your contribution...

1 comment:

  1. Good idea, hope it proves to be very successful. Good luck with it - Erik Zoha.