500 Poems, 500 Places

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We are looking for 500 people to submit 500 poems under the theme of place...

What is 500 Poems, 500 Places?

The Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay has taken residency with Young Scot as part of Year of Young People 2018. During this year, Jackie is working with Young Scot to encourage more people to share their voices and express themselves through poetry! 500 Poems, 500 Places is a project to encourage you to create, share and influence others through poetry. By the end of Year of Young People, we want to have 500 poems collected, inspired by the theme of ‘place’.

What kind of place can we write about?

Place doesn’t just have to mean where you live, or somewhere you visit; place could mean how you perceive yourself, your place in society and the world you live in. Place can be literal, figurative or imaginary; it can be anything that inspires you!

Your poem can be anything from a Haiku to a limerick, you can rhyme or you can free verse. There are so many ways to write a poem, you just need to find what ‘place’ is inspiring. What’s important is that the poem has been created by you!

How do I submit my poem?

Submit your poem here  and earn 150 rewards points!

Watch our video with the Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay, to find out more: