September as Memorize Poetry Month

Here’s a sentence I’ll be quoting forever when my students complain that I make them memorize poems:

One poem per week…how difficult can that be?

At 32 poems, Deborah Ager’s agitating for September to be “Memorize Poetry Month,” with participants pledging to memorize a poem a week.

(via looktouchblog)

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2 Responses to September as Memorize Poetry Month

  1. Tom says:

    Unfortunately most of us were made to memorize poems that had no meaning to us. And yes, I dislike Joyce Kilmer for that very reason.

  2. deborah says:

    Thanks for the mention. I look forward to having a whole band of people participate.

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