Thursday, June 04, 2020

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 2020, 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? You can grab the list from the sidebar here at A Year of Reading, or 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:

3    Linda at A Word Edgewise
17  Jan at Bookseedstudio w/optional theme: FLOAT
24  Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
31  Catherine at Reading to the Core

14  Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
21  Ramona at Pleasures from the Page

4   Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink
11  Kiesha at Whispers From the Ridge
18  Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
25  Jone at Deo Writer

9   Bridget at wee words for wee ones
16  Janice at Salt City Verse
23  Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
30  Linda at TeacherDance

6    Susan at Soul Blossom Living
20  Suzy at The Poetry Garden
27  Carol at Carol's Corner

4    Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
11  Buffy at Buffy Silverman
18  Michelle at Michelle Kogan
25  Irene at Live Your Poem


  1. Thank you, as always, for organizing the roundups, Mary Lee! I'll take July 31st.

  2. Hi Mary Lee, Thanks for organizing the next Poetry Friday Roundups. May I have December 18th–perhaps we'll have some positive change by then…

  3. I'd like to grab Sept. 18, if possible! Thanks, Mary Lee.

  4. How about October 2 for me? Thanks for rounding us up!

  5. As always, our thanks for organizing the wild rumpus. I'll take "New Year's Day," August 28. (And actually, if it helps to ease forward planning, I'll also volunteer for Jan. 1 which I see is actually the next round.)

  6. Thank you, Mary Lee! I'll take August 7.

  7. Thank you for keeping us going, Mary Lee. I would like Oct. 30th, please!

  8. Thank you, Mary Lee. I'll take Dec. 25. xo

  9. Thanks Mary Lee, I would like September 25

  10. Hi Mary Lee! I'll take October 16th. I may have questions but I think I know the ropes.

  11. October 23? Thanks for doing this again.

  12. I think I'm going to skip this round, Mary Lee. But since I'm signing off for the summer, I just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for keeping this community running so smoothly. I appreciate you!

  13. I'll take October 9th, please. Thanks for rounding us all up, Mary Lee. :)

  14. I'll take July 3rd if it's still open, if not my second choice is July 10th

  15. I thin I will take September 4th, Mary Lee. As always thanks for organizing the Roundup. Have a great weekend.

  16. Does Irene really want to do the Christmas round-up? I don't celebrate Christmas, so will be glad to do if she would prefer not. December 11 also works for me.

  17. I'll take July 10th or 17th. I've always hesitated to do it because I'm afraid my internet will go out that day - but hey, I'll try!

  18. Jan had some tech issues and asked for July 17 via email.

  19. August 14th would be great for me. Thanks!

  20. I need to get back in gear with my blog. I'll do November 27th.

  21. Would it be possible for me to join and I could take November 20th?

    1. This is Susan Brisson, Mary Lee, who asked me to let you know!

  22. Hi Mary Lee, I think it's time for me to take a turn. I can take August 21 if it's still available.

  23. Hi, Mary Lee - Might I have Nov. 13? Thanks!

  24. Hi Mary Lee,
    Thanks for organizing. I enjoy Poetry Friday so much! I'll take Nov. 6 if it's still available--otherwise, you can plug me in where there's an opening.

  25. I'll take that September date!

  26. Hi Mary Lee. Eeepers jeepers, I just remembered that I had meant to come back and sign up for this. All spots are now full - but if anyone needs a back-up, let me know and I can jump in. Otherwise, I'll be here for 2021. :)


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