Friday, December 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 January and June 2017, 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:

6   Linda at TeacherDance
13 Keri at Keri Recommends
20 Violet at Violet Nesdoly | Poems
27 Carol at Beyond Literacy Link

3   Penny at A Penny and Her Jots
10 Katie at The Logonauts
17 Jone at Check it Out
24 Karen at Karen Edmisten*

10 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
24 Catherine at Reading to the Core
31 Amy at The Poem Farm

7   Irene at Live Your Poem
14 Dori at Dori Reads
28 JoAnn at Teaching Authors

5   Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
12 Tara at A Teaching Life
26 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

2   Buffy at Buffy's Blog
9   Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
16 Carol at Carol's Corner
30 Diane at Random Noodling


  1. March 10th, please? Thank you, Mary Lee!

  2. I'll take March 17th - Thanks! (& Thanks for doing the host round-up).

  3. Can I do Feb. 10th? Thanks, as always for this! - Katie @ The Logonauts

  4. How about April 21st? Thanks again for keeping us going, Mary Lee!

  5. Thanks, Mary Lee -- I'll take April 7, please.

  6. May I please have March 31? Thank you for being you! xxx

  7. Thanks for organizing this! I'd be delighted to host on June 16, 23, or 30th.

  8. Thanks, Mary Lee. I'll take April 14.

  9. Thanks, Mary Lee! I'll take January 20th.

  10. May 5, please. Thanks for organizing this!

  11. Thanks, Mary Lee, I'll start the new year on Jan. 6th, please.!

  12. February 17, pretty please

  13. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee. I'll be happy to host on June 2.

  14. May 26, school will be out for me. Thanks!

  15. January 27th will be a good date for me to host PF. Thanks, Mary Lee.

  16. Thank you for organizing, Mary Lee--if there are no other takers, I would additionally love to celebrate the end of the school year by doing June 23rd.

  17. Please put me down for April 28 at Teaching Authors. Thank you!

  18. Put me in where you need me, Mary Lee - so glad to be a part of the PF family!

  19. Anonymous5:07 PM

    I'll take March 24th. Thank you for rounding us up!

  20. Could I do May 19th? I'm excited about the opportunity!

  21. January 13 if it's still available. :-)

  22. LOOKS lovely!
    So excited.
    And when I miss a Friday, likely due to good events, I'm still with P.F. posters in spirit.



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