Séamus' Story - Emmaus Poet
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 email@example.com
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!