Thursday, December 11, 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 January and June 2015, 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! 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 try to set up reminders on the calendar there (currently it's not letting me in). 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:

2   Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
9   Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
16 Irene at Live Your Poem
23 Tara at A Teaching Life
30 Paul at These 4 Corners

6   Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass
13 Cathy at Merely Day by Day
20 Linda at TeacherDance
27 Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe

6   Robyn at Robyn Campbell
13 Laura at Author Amok
20 Catherine at Reading to the Core
27 Jone at Check it Out

3   Amy LV at The Poem Farm
10 Laura at Writing the World for Kids
17 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
24 Renee at No Water River

1   Ellen at Space City Scribes
8   Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
15 Diane at Random Noodling
22 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
29 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

5   Buffy at Buffy's Blog
12 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
19 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
26 Carol at Carol's Corner


  1. Mary Lee - Thank you, as always, for doing this! I happen to be on right now, and I'll take April 3 if it's still available! It's a free Friday for me and an honor to kick off Poetry Month! xo, a.

  2. I'd like to do May 15--it's the middle of spring and the flowers will all be in bloom and I'll be a happy camper.

  3. I'd love April 10. Tx for organizing!

  4. I'd like May 29. We are out of school by then. Thanks for rounding up and keeping us on track.

  5. Could I have April 17? I will try very hard not to injure myself in the spring... :0! (Thanks so much for rounding up hosts.)

  6. Hi Mary Lee! I'll take January 9th, if that suits. Thanks, as always, for doing the host round-up!

  7. Anonymous9:39 PM

    Hi, Mary Lee! I'd be happy to host on March 20. Thanks so much!

  8. I'll host June 26th.

  9. Thanks for doing this, Mary Lee - I'll sign up for January 23rd.

  10. Hey, Mary Lee! Thanks for organizing. Put me down for March 20 (or any week in March if 3/20 is taken). Cheers!

  11. Hi Mary Lee. I would love to take 5/8 please. (Or 5/22 if 5/8 is taken.) Thanks!

  12. I can host on June 5th. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee!

  13. Thanks, Mary Lee. I'd like to have Feb. 20th!

  14. March27 is not taken.

  15. I will take February 13th.

  16. Hey there and thank you! I can take Feb 27 and if needed I would enjoy celebrating summer on June 19. : )

  17. Hi Mary Lee,
    I can host any Friday in January or February, so feel free to pick a day you can't fill.

  18. June 12!
    Thanks for organizing this schedule again. :)

  19. I'd be happy to do it any day you need, but June 19th (or as a second choice, May 22nd) are the two dates that work best. I'm hoping Grey is out of preschool at that point, so I can be home in the morning to round everyone up!

  20. Thanks for organizing us, Mary Lee. I'd love to have April 24 if it's still open. Thank you!

  21. Thank you for organizing. Very much appreciated. I would love March 6th. Thank you!!

  22. I'd love anything that's open in May or June! (But I may be too late!)

  23. Hi Mar Lee - if you still need someone for Jan. 16, I'm your gal! Thank you for organizing! xo

  24. It's a wrap! And a record!! We filled the calendar in three days! Thanks for volunteering, everyone!

  25. Dear Mary Lee,
    The dance card is full & so fastly - a tribute to the PF community. I missed the boat but everyone, consider me as backup if you run into a glitch. If I can I'll sub - just ask.
    Also, whoever calendars July-Dec., I'd like Door #Aug. 7, iffen it's openable by me.

    happy holidaze!

  26. Just remembered that I forgot to sign up! How's that for a backward/forward comment! Please keep me in mind for a substitute if anyone can't host on their assigned day. I'll do better when the July-Dec call goes out. Thanks!


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