Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poetry Friday Call for Roundup Hosts

It's that time again. Six months have passed since last we queued up to host the Poetry Friday roundups.

If you'd like to host a roundup between July and December 2014, leave your choice(s) of date(s) in the comments. I'll update regularly to make it easier to see which dates have been claimed.

What is the Poetry Friday roundup? A gathering of links to posts featuring original or shared poems, or reviews of poetry books. A carnival of poetry posts. Here's a fabulous article at Savvy Verse and Wit about Poetry Friday by regular contributor Tabatha Yeatts (The Opposite of Indifference).

Who can do the Poetry Friday roundup? Anyone who is willing to gather the links in some way, shape or form (Mr. Linky, "old school" in the comments-->annotated in the post, Jog the Web, or ???) on the Friday of your choice. If you are new to the Poetry Friday community, jump right in! If you've never participated, but you'd like to get started, choose a date later on so that we can spend some time getting to know each other.

How do you do a Poetry Friday roundup? If you're not sure, stick around for a couple of weeks and watch...and learn! One thing we're finding out is that folks who schedule their posts, or who live in a different time zone than you, appreciate it when the roundup post goes live sometime on Thursday.

How do I get the code for the PF Roundup Schedule for the sidebar of my blog? I'll post it in the files on the Kidlitosphere Yahoo group, and I'd be happy to send it to you if you leave me your email address. Speaking of the Kidlitosphere Yahoo group, I'll set up reminders on the calendar there. Plus, I'll put the schedule on the Kidlitosphere Central webpage.

Why would I do a Poetry Friday Roundup? Community, community, community. It's like hosting a poetry party on your blog!

And now for the where and when:

4   Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe
11  Linda at Write Time
18 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Sylvia and Janet at Poetry For Children

1   Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
8  Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
15 Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe
22 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
29 Jone at Check it Out

5   Laura at Author Amok
12 Renee at No Water River
19 Amy at The Poem Farm
26 Laura at Writing the World for Kids

3   Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
10 Monica at The Poem Trail
17 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
24 Cathy at Merely Day by Day
31 Linda at TeacherDance

7   Diane at Random Noodling
14 Keri at Keri Recommends
21 Becky at Tapestry of Words
28 Carol at Carol's Corner

5   Anastasia at Booktalking #kidlit
12 Paul at These 4 Corners
19 Buffy at Buffy's Blog
26 Holly at Reading, Teaching, Learning


  1. I'll do November 28th (or any other week you need). Thanks for acting as organizational goddess for this poetic community! :)

  2. Put me in for November 7. Thanks, Mary Lee!

  3. Can I have August 1? Thanks!

  4. September 5, please, Mary Lee. Thanks!

  5. October 3? Thanks, ML.

  6. Oct. 31 please. Thanks for doing!

  7. May I please have September 19? Thank you, Mary Lee!

  8. I'll take December 19. Thanks, Mary Lee!

  9. I'll take September 12, please. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee!

  10. How about September 19th for me? Thanks, Mary Lee!

    1. I just noticed that Amy asked for this date. I can take July 18th or October 10.

    2. Hi Mary Lee, I've never hosted before, but I'll give it a go! Is July 11 still open?

  11. How about Sept. 26 for me? Thanks, Mary Lee!

  12. Hi Mary Lee, I can do Oct 10 or Oct 24. Thanks a lot.

  13. Thank you again for rounding us up, Mary Lee! Your cat-herding skills are legendary. If Aug. 29 is still open, can I take that? (If not, let me know and I'll take another!)

  14. Actually, I can't read calendars. I'd prefer August 22 if that's available instead of 29th. :0! But if 22nd is taken, no worries.

  15. I'm going to put myself in for August 8.

  16. Mary Lee,
    I'll take October 24th.


    1. Oops! I should probably say at Merely Day by Day.

  17. OK--I am going to jump in here and host November 21! My blog is called Tapestry of Words, and the address is

  18. I can do August 29 at Check It Out.

  19. I'll do Dec. 26th. I've never joined in on Poetry Friday, so that gives me time to become part of the community. I've wanted to participate for a while now. Dec. 26th is my birthday! :-)

    1. Oh,

  20. I can host on Dec 5th. [Anastasia at Booktalking #kidlit]

  21. Put me in for August 15, also,if no one else wants it. Let's take advantage of that "free" summer!

  22. Hi Mary Lee! May I have Nov. 14? My "new" old blog might not be so shabby by then. Thanks!

  23. Can I have that December 12th date?

  24. Sylvia and Janet asked for July 25, so that's a wrap for this cycle. Thank you, everyone!


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