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National Poetry Month Memorization Challenge

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First poem
April 10, 2016

My first poem is by Francis Thompson.  It is one of those poems that I always wanted to memorize and just never did.  The Hound of Heaven.  See more
Maria Jones

THE STORY:

Hey!  Thanks for helping me raise money for Imagine Dallas.  There are three ways you can help:

1. Donate (click the link to the right)

2. Share- Facebook, Twitter... let a few others know what we are doing.

3. Join the Challenge!  Memorize 4 poems this month adn raise money for a great cause.

See below for more info on the contest.

God bless, Maria Jones

Imagine Dallas Literary Arts, Inc. wrote -

Can you memorize four poems this National Poetry Month? Take the challenge and help raise money for poetry education by inviting your friends and family to sponsor you.

How it works

Sign up on by clicking the grey "FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN" button on the right. You'll get your own fundraising page, where you can tell the good people of the world what poems you've chosen to memorize this month and why they should sponsor you with a donation to Imagine Dallas Literary Arts, Inc. As you learn your poems, if you like, you can post videos of yourself reciting them and share them across the net.

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 gift card tour of Dallas bookstores, featuring:

  • $30 card for The Wild Detectives
  • $30 card for Serj Books
  • $25 card for Half Price Books

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

Imagine Dallas

Sponsors' gifts to Imagine Dallas send tutors into schools to deliver vibrant, effective tutorials; promote readings by poets enthusiastically committed to a community of interpretation; and support 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.

The Team: $650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Amos Hunt

Amount Raised

$325

 

108% Raised of $300 Goal

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Reverie Powell

Amount Raised

$100

 

50% Raised of $200 Goal

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Hunt Kids

Amount Raised

$75

 

30% Raised of $250 Goal

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Kara Heyne

Amount Raised

$50

 

10% Raised of $500 Goal

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Angelika Hunt

Amount Raised

$25

 

8% Raised of $300 Goal

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Adam Cooper

Amount Raised

$25

 

13% Raised of $200 Goal

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Ellen Mirus

Amount Raised

$25

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Serena Howe

Amount Raised

$25

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