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 info@emmauscambridge.org 

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!