Posted on 01/18/2021 at 08:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, NPR’s resident poet wants to write a poem — with everyone’s help.

King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech drew inspiration from the Langston Hughes poem “I Dream A World,” and so Kwame Alexander is inviting you to do the same.

The only rules for the project are that it begin with the line “I dream a world” and then describe the change you’re hoping for.

Alexander will use submissions to create a crowdsourced poem, which he’ll read on air with Rachel Martin. (It will also be published online.)

Read the full fine print of the “I dream a world” poem challenge and submit your work on NPR’s website.

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