The Community Poem is a compilation of many different poetic voices. When you submit your line related to the theme "Community," you are submitting it in the same timeframe as other people are submitting lines. Abigail Browning and Liza Wolff-Francis will take all the lines and move them around and put them together in a single poem to be read on the Saturday of the festival. This will be our community's poem for the 2023 West End Poetry Festival!
This year's theme is Community.
What is it about poetry that brings community together? Is it speaking our truth? Is it sharing our words? Is it listening? Writing? Speaking? How do our words touch another and allow us to connect? Poetry can bring us together, shape our community, and allow us to listen to each other and communicate.
Community through poetry haiku:
Let me hear your wordsand listen to me speak mine.Poems share our breath.
We would like to create a poem with you to publish on the West End Poetry Festival Website!
How to participate:
We need your words to help create the 2023 Carrboro Community Poem! This year's theme is COMMUNITY.
Option 1: Create a line of poetry that has a reference to Carrboro, NC.
Option 2: Create a line of poetry that has one or all of the theme words in it: together, join, speak.
DISCLAIMER: The Carrboro Poet's Council and Town of Carrboro reserve the right select lines based on appropriateness for the community and Festival.
Please include your line below. Please keep responses within 100 characters.
By submitting your line of poetry to the West End Poetry Festival, you agree to the following terms:
I certify that the writing is my own and that I have given credit for any words, ideas or images that are not my own. This work has not been previously published. I understand that I will retain copyright of the material, which means that I may republish it. If I want to republish the work, I must notify the second publisher that it has been previously published. West End Poetry Festival and its agents may use my line in a Community Poem, which may appear on the internet or in printed collateral in relationship to the Festival.
Thank you for participating in the 2023 West End Poetry Festival's Community Poem!
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