Monday, November 30, 2020

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 2021, 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. 

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:

8    Sylvia at Poetry for Children
15  Margaret at Reflections on the Teche 
22  Laura at Laura Shovan
29  Jan at Bookseedstudio Optional theme: Sing!

5    Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
12  Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
26  Karen at Karen Edmisten*

5   Kat at Kathryn Apel
19 Linda at TeacherDance

2  Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
23 Catherine at Reading to the Core

7   Bridget at wee words for wee ones
14 Irene at Live Your Poem
28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan

4   Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
11 Carol at Carol's Corner
18 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
25 Linda at A Word Edgewise


  1. Thanks, Mary Lee, yikes, December is tomorrow! You've given me hope that this year is really going to be over! I'd like March 19th please, welcoming spring!

  2. Hi Mary Lee, thank you for always always doing this! I'll take May 14. xo

  3. Thanks, Mary Lee. We're expecting snow tonight, and I'm dreaming of summer. How about June 18?

  4. I volunteer for June 25th. Thanks for organizing!

  5. I'll do June 11.

  6. Thanks for doing this! I'll take March 26 if it's available. If not, let me know and I can do a different date.

  7. Oooh. March 5th for me, please, Mary Lee. And thanks for the heads-up!

  8. Hi, Mary Lee. January 22, please! (Or any January date.) I'd like to announce the 2021 February Poetry Project when I host.

  9. I'll take January 1st if it's still available.

  10. I'd love May 21st. It's my birthday! Thanks! -- Christie @

  11. I'll take Feb. 12th if it's still available.

  12. Hi Mary Lee, thanks for organizing the New Year Roundup! I'd like May 28th if available.

  13. I'll take June 4th. Thanks!

  14. Hi Mary Lee, I'll take May 7th. Thanks! :)

  15. April 16 :) Thanks!

  16. Hi, Mary Lee! How about April 9th? Thanks! :-)

  17. Hi, Mary Lee! I can take February 26th if it's still available.

  18. If Feb. 26 is available, I'd love to host that day - it's the week before ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME arrives!

    1. Sorry, Matt! I'll be in contact about another date. (And I turned the comment moderation off temporarily so that this doesn't happen to anyone else!)

    2. How's April 30 looking?

  19. February 5th, Please. At

    Thank you.

  20. I guess March 12 has my name on it!

  21. If nobody's taken February 19th, I can take that one too. Mardi Gras is that week, so I should have that day off - we'll see, since everything has been weird lately. But I will take it anyway. :-)

  22. Hi, Mary Lee (& happy birthday once again)! If January 15 is still available, I'll take it! I'd love to start the year with hosting Poetry Friday! Just let me know if that's OK. And thanks, as always, for rounding up the hosts each time!


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