After the success of our past Patchwork Poems and also to mark National Poetry Day 2019 (celebrated on Thursday 3rd October), the Federation of Writers Scotland would like to invite members to contribute to a Patchwork Poem on this year’s NPD theme of ‘Truth’. You must be a FWS member to contribute – not just a Facebook friend.
A Patchwork Poem is assembled from fragments of poetry from many contributors, and we’re asking Federation members to supply the fragments for our former Federation Makar Andy Jackson to edit into a poem. Members can supply single lines, short poems or extracts from whole poems on the theme of TRUTH, and Andy will select pertinent lines from submitted work and arrange them into a coherent new poem. The resulting poem will be published on the Federation website on National Poetry Day.
- The project welcomes contributions from FWS members. If you aren’t yet a member you are welcome to join!
- Single lines, poetry fragments or whole poems should be sent to Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 31st.
- Submissions can be new work or previously published.
- While we would endeavour to use work from as many writers as possible it may not be possible to include submissions from everybody. All members whose lines are selected will be credited on the site.
- The Patchwork poem will be published on the Federation website on NPD 3rd October..
To give you some idea what the results might look like, see here for the 2017 FWS Patchwork poem.