2022 Community Poem

Introduction and Instructions:

The Community Poem is a compilation of many different poetic voices. When you submit your line related to the theme “Music in Poetry,” 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 2022 West End Poetry Festival!

This year’s theme is Music in Poetry.

What is it that turns words into poetry? Poems don’t always have to rhyme, they can be in many different forms and of any length. What makes a poem a poem? It is finding the music in words that transforms prose into poetry. The essence of music can transform a page of sentences into poetry, one word, one line at a time.

We would like to create a poem with you to publish on the West End Poetry Festival Website!

How to participate:

1) Create a line of poetry connected to the theme: Music in Poetry


2) Create a line of poetry that has a reference to “Carrboro” OR North Carolina

Apply to submit a line for our Community Poem this year! Deadline 9/30/22 at 11:59pm.

DISCLAIMER: The Carrboro Poet’s Council and Town of Carrboro reserve the right select lines based on appropriateness for the community and Festival.