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National Poetry Month Memorization Challenge

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THE STORY:

Imagine Dallas Literary Arts, Inc. wrote -

We are challenging supporters of Imagine Dallas to memorize a poem each week this month and share it with the world. Please show your support and encouragement by donating to poetry education, performance, and publishing.

How it works

Each participant will choose 4 poems to memorize in April, either one from our recommended list or one of their own selection. They're asking friend and family to sponsor them in this challenge by making donations to their favorite literary nonprofit, Imagine Dallas Literary Arts. On April 9, 16, 23, and 30, they'll update on their own personal Crowdrise page, sharing one poem they memorized that week, with a video recitation if possible. (Participants who are camera shy or don't have a video camera in their pockets will have a chance to share what they've practiced at The Wild Detectives bookstore and bar on Saturday, April 30.)

Win Prizes

All participants in the challenge are entered into a random drawing for a bundle of books by local authors, including a signed copy of The New World by Frederick Turner and books by Alex Lemon, Corey Marks, and others to be announced.

The top fundraiser will win a set of gift cards to area bookstores, including The Wild Detectives, Serj Books, and others to be announced.

(Staff and board members of Imagine Dallas and their families are not eligible for these prizes.)

Imagine Dallas

When you sponsor a participant in this challenge, your gift to Imagine Dallas sends tutors into schools to deliver vibrant, effective tutorials; promotes readings by poets enthusiastically committed to a community of interpretation; and supports the publication of important, beautiful, extravagant literary writing. Thank you for your generous help!

A Pep Talk

This April, don't just read poetry. Work it into the rhythm of your daily life. Your chair swivels left, that's a line. It swivels right and that's a rhyme. Poetry discovers the richness of our existence in the world that we are always forgetting. Memorize the words that stir you, not that they will give you constant light--leave that to the fluorescent overheads--but so that the truth in the words can well up in you when you need it.

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