Thursday, June 06, 2019

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 2019, 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:

5    Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
12  Jone at Deowriter
19  Carol at Carol's Corner
26  Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

2    Heidi at my juicy little universe
9    Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
16  Christie at Wondering and Wandering -- optional theme: trees
23  Amy at The Poem Farm
30  Kat at Kathryn Apel

6    Sylvia (and Janet) at Poetry for Children
13  Laura at Writing the World for Kids
20  Linda at TeacherDance
27  Cheriee at Library Matters

4    Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink
11  Catherine at Reading to the Core
18  Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
25  Karen at Karen Edmisten*

1    Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
8    Irene at Live Your Poem
15  Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
22  Rebecca at Sloth Reads
29  Bridget at Wee Words for Wee Ones

6    Tanita at [fiction, instead of lies]
13  Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass
20  Buffy at Buffy's Blog
27  Michelle at Michelle Kogan


  1. I've never been this early to sign up. July 26. Thanks!

  2. October 18. Thanks, ML. :)

  3. I'll do July 19th.

  4. I'll take Sep. 13--thanks for rounding us up, Mary Lee!

  5. Thank you, Mary Lee. I will take October 4th

  6. Hi Mary Lee! Please put me down for Nov. 8. Thank you, as ever. xo

  7. Can I have August 16 (optional theme: trees) -- Christie @

  8. Aug 9 works for me! Thanks for organizing!

  9. Forgot to say thanks for organizing!!!!!! -- Christie

  10. I'll host on Dec 20. Thanks for organizing, Mary Lee.

  11. I'll take July 5th! Thanks for organizing us.

  12. Hi Mary Lee, I'd love 11/15 if it's available. Second choice would be 11/22. Thanks!

  13. Hi Mary Lee, I'd like December 27th if available. Thanks!

  14. I'd like Sep. 6th, Mary Lee. Thanks for gathering!

  15. Hmm! My comment didn't "stick!" As always, I'm happy to take whatever slot you can't fill, as needed, and thank you, again, for taking charge of this.

  16. Hi, Mary Lee. Thank you for rounding us up! Is October 11th still available? If so, sign me up.

  17. Hi Mary Lee, I'll take November 29th, if available. Bridget Magee at

  18. I would prefer that Peotry Friday be held at Deowriter on July 12

  19. Hi Mary Lee! Thank you for keeping us organized. I can take November 1st.

  20. I'm feeling nervous about this, but I will sign up for September 27.

  21. Hi Mary Lee! Thanks for keeping everything so organized! October 25th, for Sloth Reads, please (if still available)

  22. Can I have December 13th? Thank you!

  23. Can I please have 30th August? (And thank-you for the reminder!!)

  24. Mary Lee, I can take October 25th!


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