Thursday, June 02, 2016

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 June and December 2016, 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 is an explanation that Rene LaTulippe shared on her blog, No Water River, and here is an article Susan Thomsen wrote for the Poetry Foundation.

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, or ???) on the Friday of your choice. If you are new to the Poetry Friday community, jump right in, but perhaps 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. You can always find 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:

1 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
8 Katie at The Logonauts
15 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
22 Chelanne at Books4Learning
29 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

5 Tara at A Teaching Life
12 Julianne at To Read To Write To Be
19 Dori at Dori Reads
26 Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe

2 Penny at A Penny and Her Jots
9 Amy at The Poem Farm
16 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
23 Catherine at Reading to the Core
30 Karen at Karen Edmisten

7 Violet at Violet Nesdoly | Poems
14 Irene at Live Your Poem
21 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
28 Linda at TeacherDance

4 Laura at Writing the World for Kids
11 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
18 Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales
25 Carol at Carol's Corner

2 Bridget at Wee Words for Wee Ones
9 Jone at Check it Out
16 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
23 Buffy at Buffy's Blog
30 Donna at Mainely Write


  1. Dear ML, Thank you once again for being in charge of this important party! I would love to take September 9. xxx

  2. I seem to always miss signing up. I've never hosted before but would like to try to be a good host on September 2. Thanks, Mary Lee!

  3. Hi, Mary Lee! Thanks for your amazing organization skills! I'll host October 14, please! XO

  4. I'd love to host again! School ends for me this week, so I'd take any July date or the first two in August. Thanks!
    - Katie @ The Logonauts

  5. Thanks Mary Lee! I would love to do Oct. 28th, please.

  6. Hi Mary Lee! I could take July 1 :-)

  7. Thanks for doing this once again. I'd like July 29th, my last Friday of the summer. Thanks.

  8. Thanks for taking charge, Mary Lee. I can host on December 23.

  9. Hi Mary Lee, here's a big thank you for organizing this! I'll take August 5th.!

  10. Hello Mary Lee! I feel a little unsure of doing this, but to host a poetry party sounds so fun. How about August 12th? It would be a late birthday present to myself (and Margaret).

  11. I'll do November 25th.

  12. May I do September 16th, please? Thanks as always for organizing, Mary Lee!

  13. Hi, Mary Lee. I'd love to host on Sept. 23rd. Thanks for keeping us organized!

  14. Thanks, Mary Lee. I finally managed to hit the list! I'll take August 19.

  15. I'd love to take July 15 or 22.

  16. Hi Mary Lee, I will take December 2nd. Thanks for rounding up the round up. =)

  17. November 11 or 18 would be great. Thanks for organizing this yet again.

  18. I'd be happy to host October 7th. And thanks for the great job you do on this, Mary Lee!

  19. Hi Mary Lee, unless there's been a change of plans I'm not aware of, I was going to take 9/16 and Catherine F wanted 9/23. Thanks! :)

    1. Thanks for catching my mistake! It takes a village!!

  20. I'll take Nov. 4. Thank you for keeping us all organized, Mary Lee. You are a wonder!

  21. Blogger at Books4Learning is Chelanne :) Thanks. I am excited to host! I am happy to take another day if you need someone.

  22. I can do November 18. Gulp. I'm excited, and I hope I can figure out how to do the linkups. :-) Thanks for undertaking this job, Mary Lee!

  23. May I please have December 30 if it is still available? If not, I will do any of the dates left. My schedule is open. Thanks for doing this!

  24. Mary Lee, I would like to see the new calendar so I can sign up for one of those dates. Thank you.

  25. Mary Lee,
    I'd be happy to take the October date or one of the free dates in December. I'm flexible!

  26. August 26 can work! Thanks for organizing, ML.

  27. I really need to pay attention more! December 9 please.

  28. I'll take Dec 16, if you wind up still needing somebody. It's pretty far from the other date I have!


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