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Dymocks Poetry Challenge - Read a Poem a Day

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Start a Daily Ritual with Words
Poetry is a wonderfully lyrical way to view the world. In these strange times, it helps to stay creative and connected, it also helps to have a project, especially during lockdown. Dymocks Books have commenced a Poetry Project that involves keeping a daily ritual with words. The Dymocks Poetry Challenge is to read a poem a day in the month of July (but why not keep reading after July!). This is a great indoor winter project, which can be the start of a new adventure in reading.

Read a Poem a Day
Read a Poem a Day


Throughout July select a poem and if you need suggestions, check out Dymocks social media pages. Find out how to incorporate verse into your daily life on the Dymocks blog and share your progress on socials with #DymocksPoetryChallenge for your chance to win prizes. This poetry project commenced in July but it is also a great incentive to keep reading poetry - every day of the year.

Read a Poem a Day
Read a Poem a Day


Make Reading Poetry a Ritual
Pick a ritual that would work in with your routine or lifestyle. You might set an alarm reminder on the phone, have a poetry stack next to the bed, or decide to read one poem on the bus to work in the morning - whatever will work for you. And pick short poems.

A Poem for Every Night of the Year
A Poem for Every Night of the Year


Choose an Anthology
A great place to begin is with an anthology of poetry. That way you can explore lots of poets in just one book. There are some brilliant poetry anthologies on the market right now.
Such as: Love is Strong as Death selected by musician Paul Kelly.

A Poem for Every Night of the Year - is an ideal starting point (pictured above). Hopefully, the poetry challenge ignites your love of poetry, so that you can read a poem every day of the year!
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Why? Finding Poetry in Tough Times
When: The month of July and onwards
Where: Australia Wide
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I love Mary Oliver’ poems . I have been in a Poetry group since 1997 . It is still running through the WellSpring Centre. In Ashburton.
by mrsjr (score: 0|5) 426 days ago
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