Friday 21 April 2017

Séamus' Story - Emmaus Poet

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Séamus Fox, a Companion at Emmaus Cambridge, recently visited Emmaus Lambeth as part of his ongoing project of compiling Companions' stories and experiences, which in turn will be published in a book of poems.

This is his story.

"I am Séamus Fox, currently at Emmaus Cambridge.

I am writing a book of poems based on the experiences of Companions while they were homeless. This will have two immediate aims: to raise funds and raise awareness.

I am travelling around the communities in Great Britain to speak to people and gather their stories for this book.

I currently have just over 20 stories that I have turned into poems and I estimate that I will need 70. I have just been to the Lambeth Community, next I will go to Mossley in May and then to Hull in June.

This is not only open to Companions.

Anyone connected with Emmaus who has a story about homelessness be they staff or volunteers can share their stories with me and be included.
Over the course of the next 6 to 8 months I will compile these poems and Emmaus will be publishing it.

It will be available to be sold in all our shops and communities across the country and I am hoping it will be a success but I cannot do it without the input of each and every person from each and every community. The stories I gather will make the book what it is, a collection of poems about life on the streets.

I would also like stories to be sent to me if people are not comfortable sharing their stories face to face, please send them to 

The persons name will not be used and it will be completely anonymous.

I won't be able to do this without you all so please help me to make this thing work"

A big Thank You to Séamus!