Thursday, May 31, 2018

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 2018, 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:

6    Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
13  Sylvia at Poetry for Children
20  Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe
27  Catherine at Reading to the Core

3    Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
10  Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
17  Christy at Wondering and Wandering
24  Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
31  Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge

7    Carol V. at Beyond LiteracyLink
14  Amy at The Poem Farm
21  Erin at The Water's Edge
28  Jone at Deowriter

5    Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
12  Laura at Writing the World for Kids
19  Kimberly at Kimberly Hutmacher Writes
26  Kay at A Journey Through the Pages

2    Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
9    Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
16  Linda B. at TeacherDance
23  Irene at Live Your Poem
30  Carol W. at Carol's Corner

7    Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass
14  Laura S. at Laura Shovan
21  Buffy at Buffy's Blog
28  Donna at Mainely Write


  1. Hi Mary Lee, thanks very much for doing this for us. I'd like November 16th, please. Happy Friday!

  2. Thanks for the announcement, Mary Lee! I’ll take July 20, and if there’s no competition, I could do December 28 as well. Appreciate your queuing us all up!

  3. Mary Lee, thank you for letting me know. I have been on overload lately so reminders are a big help. I will take September 7th with HOPE that the amount of events on my calendar even out by then. I am "embracing hope" every chance I can get (thanks to you).

  4. Could I have Sept. 28 (says 18 but it's the 28)

  5. Please count me in for September 14 if it's still open! Thank you, as always, for doing this for us all! xx

  6. November 9th would be great, Mary Lee. Thank you!

  7. December 14, please!

  8. Thank you for rounding us up! I'll take July 27th.

  9. I'll grab August 17th if it's still available. Thanks! -- Christie @

  10. Thanks for the reminder! I'd be glad to do July 27th.

  11. Whoops. Sorry. Long day. How about July 6?

  12. I'll be glad to host Dec. 21.

  13. Hi Mary Lee! Thanks for rounding us up. I can take October 5th.

  14. I'd love to take August 10th--crossing my fingers that I can figure it all out!

  15. I'll take October 12th--thank you, Mary Lee, for nudging me on Twitter!

  16. Hi Mary Lee, how about 21 September? Thanks :)

  17. Hi Mary Lee, can I have December 7th? Thank you!!!!

  18. I'll take October 12th, please! Thank you!

  19. If it's not already taken, I wold love to host on Friday the 13th of July!

  20. November 2, please. Thanks!

  21. July 13 or August 24. Thanks!

  22. I can take October 19th or 26th. Thanks!

  23. Howdy - if August 31 is still available, I'll take it! Thanks.

  24. I'll take Oct 26 if it's still open!

  25. Hi Mary Lee - please put me down for Nov. 23! Thank you, as ever. xo

  26. Might I sign up for Dec. 28? Or has it been taken?


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