Thursday, November 28, 2019

Poetry Friday -- Call for 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 2020, 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:

3    Carol at Carol's Corner
10  Sally at Sally Murphy
17  Catherine at Reading to the Core
24  Kat at Kathryn Apel
31  Jone at Deowriter

7    Laura at Writing the World for Kids
14  Linda B. at TeacherDance
21  Cheriee at Library Matters
28  Karen at Karen Edmisten*

6    Rebecca at Sloth Reads
13  Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
20  Michelle at Michelle Kogan
27  Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference

3    Heidi at my juicy little universe
10  Amy at The Poem Farm
17  Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
24  Christie at Wondering and Wandering

1   Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass
8   Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
15 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
22 Linda at A Word Edgewise
29 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading

5   Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
12 Irene at Live Your Poem
19 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
26 Karen at Karen's Got a Blog!


  1. I'll take January 31. Thanks for organizing!

  2. I'd love Friday, April 24th! Thanks! -- Christie @

  3. May 15, please. Thanks, ML!

  4. I have been a horrible Poetry Friday poster this Fall, but maybe hosting would get me back in the swing of things. I can do January 3rd.

  5. I can do January 10 or 17. I have not been around much this year, but January is a good month for me to do things and maybe help set the pattern to do better in 2020.

  6. Hi Mary Lee, March 13 or 20 would be great, as I'll be posting about Wordsong's new "Construction People" anthology, one of LBH's last. It was great seeing you last weekend!

  7. Thank you, Mary Lee! I would love April 10 if it is still free. xx

  8. Thanks for rounding us up. I'd like June 5. Thanks!

  9. Hi Mary Lee if available could I have March 20th. Thanks for your call! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Thanks for this, Mary Lee. I'd love February 14th, please, Valentine's Day!

  11. Thanks for doing this. I would like February 21st or 28th.

  12. April 3rd for me please!

  13. I'd be happy to host April 17th if that works. Thanks!

  14. I would take June 26th if still available. Thanks. You can find me at

  15. How about March 27th for me? Thanks, Mary Lee!

  16. Can I have June 19th? I need to wait for school to end to host!

  17. Dear Mary Lee, I'll take June 12! thank you! xo

  18. May 8th, please? Thank you, Mary Lee!

  19. I'll take 24th January, please and thank-you. :)

  20. I can take March 6th, if it's still available! Thank you for organizing!

  21. Hi Mary Lee, thank you so much for organizing us again. If no one else has requested May 1, I will host that day.

  22. Hi, Mary Lee! Thanks, as always, for doing this! I'll take February 28th. That will certainly give me something to look forward to in the drab month of February which, despite its shortness, always feels sooooooo long. :)

  23. I'll take Feb 7 if it's still open--thanls for organizing us :)

  24. Thanks for letting me know. It's been a really busy weekend! I'll take Jan. 17th. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  25.'s a wrap for January-June! Thanks, everyone! This might be a record -- we filled the schedule in 4 days!

  26. Wow - that was a speedy fill-up! (I missed out, but will pay closer attention next time. Was on the road and out of the loop. Ha! But Poetry Friday in 2020 will be starting off in very good hands - :0) Thanks for coordinating, Mary Lee! )

  27. Mary Lee, I was away at Hotel Hershey with the family and missed signing up for the schedule. Please let me know when you put up the next half of the year. I would take July 10th and September 25th if those are open.

    1. Sorry! I'm not organized enough to take requests for future roundups!


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