Thursday, December 05, 2013

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 January and June 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.

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 the Kidlitosphere Yahoo group, I'll set up reminders on the calendar there. Plus, I'll send the schedule to Pam to put 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   Betsy at I Think in Poems
10 Donna at Mainely Write
17 Keri at Keri Recommends
24  Tara at A Teaching Life
31  Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect

7   Renee at No Water River
14 Linda at TeacherDance
21 Karen at Karen Edmisten
28 Anastasia at Poet! Poet!

7   Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
21 Julie at The Drift Record
28 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading

4   Amy at The Poem Farm
11 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty

2   Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.
30 Diane at Random Noodling

6    Catherine at Catherine Johnson
13  Carol at Carol's Corner
20  Buffy at Buffy's Blog
27  Jone at Check it Out


  1. Can I have January 3rd?

  2. I'll do June 13th.

  3. I''l take January 24th. Hosting Poetry Friday on my birthday is just too good to pass up!

    1. Yay! Poetry and birthdays go together well!

    2. Oh, yay! A birthday edition of Poetry Friday! Double celebration!!

  4. Mary Lee...Thank you! May I please have April 4?

  5. April 11 sounds like a good day to me. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee!

    1. The one year anniversary of my blog. :)

    2. How fun to share your blogiversary on Poetry Friday! Perfect!

  6. Thanks Mary Lee-always exciting to see the schedule go up! May I have Valentine's Day-it's on a Friday!

  7. Thanks for organizing this, Mary Lee. Can I host on March 21?

  8. I'll take May 2nd if it's still available, if not I'll take May 16th. (Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.)

    1. Gack! I didn't even have it on the schedule! It's there now, and it's yours!!

  9. Hi Mary Lee, I can take either March 14 or Apr 25.

  10. Hi, Mary Lee. I'll take February 7 if it's still up for grabs. Thank you!

  11. Thanks again for rounding up the rounder-uppers. I'll take April 18 if available! Thanks, Robyn

  12. May 9?

    Thanks for continuing to organize these roundups, Mary Lee.

  13. Thanks for organizing this, Mary Lee. I'd like to host Feb 28th @ Poet! Poet!

  14. Could I have January 10?

  15. If Jan. 17th is open, may I have it? It's my birthday! What better way to celebrate than with Poetry Friday friends!

  16. If June 20th is open, I'd like to host. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee.

  17. Hi Mary Lee! May 31?

  18. I'll take May 23rd if it's still open.

    Violet N.

  19. I'll take February 21st if it's still open.

  20. Anonymous7:43 AM

    I can do March 14. I'm new to this!

  21. Anonymous6:35 AM

    I'll take June 6th if it's still available. Thanks!


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