Friday, September 21, 2007

Circle round: Poetry Friday is Here


"To get together in a group and wrestle with language, caressing sounds, poking sentences, and petting the ears of images is a divinely unusual activity..."
How To Read A Poem and Start a Poetry Circle
by Molly Peacock

For eleven weeks now, I've been part of the most amazing Poetry Circle (otherwise known as Poetry Friday.) Today, I have the privilege of hosting the shindig, so please leave your gifts (you did bring me a gift, didn't you?) with Mr. Linky below. He doesn't accept bottles of wine or flowers, but he will take the link to your blog post, while I graciously accept the comments you leave.

If you're not sure what Poetry Friday is, no worries! Read this from the always illuminating Chicken Spaghetti, come back, and party with us. All are welcome. (Warning: There may be line dancing. Some may become intoxicated by words. Revelers may tromp, noisily, to your blog. Hostess not responsible for any long-running discussions that erupt.)

Oh! And I have a gift for you too. After everyone posts their link, I'll be doing a random drawing for this fabulous mug from Poets.org. BTW, have you seen their Poetry Afternoon in a Box? Or that wonderful "We Real Cool" T-shirt? But I digress. Let's wrestle with some language, shall we?




UPDATE: Roundup is now in a separate post, here. Winner of the drawing is here.

40 comments:

  1. I'm in with found/unauthorized fiery poetic verbage collected personally from Nikki Giovanni.
    http://riddleburger.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/poetry-friday-my-nikki-giovanni-encounter/

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  2. I'm calling it in this week with a couple of Limicks (that's not a typo) by Ogden Nash. Add your own, if you're feeling inclined!

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting! Cuentecitos is in with Lewis Carroll.

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  4. And AmoXcalli is in with Yeats. Thank you for hosting!

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  5. I'm in with John Crowe Ransom, dedicating stanza 10 to the Queen of the Beets. Thank you for hosting, Sara!

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  6. I've got some Mother Goose, Rosemary Wells and a book giveaway. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. I'm in with Tennyson...

    Thanks for rounding up !

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  8. Wow! This looks like A Week of the Classics! I'm in with William Wordsworth. He provides a welcome antidote to my AYP Blues poem from Monday Poetry Stretch.

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  9. Thanks for hosting this week!

    I posted a poem by Christine Rosetti entitled "Hurt No Living Thing." It's a great way to introduce kindness towards animals to young children.

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  10. Morning Sara! I'm in with some found poetry (sort of) and an original. Thanks so much for rounding us up.

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  11. A baseball poem!

    http://mentortexts.blogspot.com/2007/09/playoffs-and-poetry-friday.html

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  12. http://writingya.blogspot.com/2007/09/poetry-friday-running-down-dream.html
    Lucille Clifton for me today. Love the imagery of 'caressing sounds' and 'poking sentences.' Thanks for posting, Happy Weekend, Sara!

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  13. I actually have two posts up today in honor of International Peace Day.

    The first is a new picture book by Alice Walker, called "Why War is Never a Good Idea," a free verse poem.

    The second is a song by an Israeli folk group calling for peace in Arabic and Hebrew.

    Here are links:

    http://snipurl.com/1r0ki

    http://snipurl.com/1r0kj

    Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Sara,

    Thanks for doing the roundup this week. At Wild Rose Reader, I have "The Grammar Lesson" by Steve Kowit; a review of WONDERFUL WORDS: POEMS ABOUT READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING; and mention of some books by Brian P. Cleary that teachers could use in the language arts curriculum.

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  15. Thanks for hosting! I'm in with a decidedly not-cheerful poem by W. H. Auden.

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  16. literary safari9/21/07, 8:18 AM

    I'm in with a classic poem by William Carlos Williams (whose birthday was earlier this week) - and a fun link to a site where you can create your own "This is just to say" poem (which I invite you to post in my comments section). Plus a mini-review of a Wiliams-inspired poetry collection for kids.

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  17. COFFEE MUG?! About poetry? O yes.

    I'm in with three reviews (I know, I know, but I feel behind on reviews) -- a picture book, middle-grade, and YA anthology (or free verse novel, in one case). Karla Kuskin, some concrete poetry, and the wonderful Steven Herrick.

    Thanks for hosting! You did it up so nicely. I'm bringing virtual wine anyway to Mr. Linky.

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  18. Thanks for hosting!

    I'm in with a Louis MacNeice excerpt, in honor of September.

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  19. Thanks for hosting! I'm in with 15 Words or Less Poems (come add your own!) and a Mary Oliver poem on an animal I have a phobia about: alligators.

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  20. Sara, what a nice start to Poetry Friday! Thank you for putting together the roundup. My post today is about Paul Muldoon, who was just named The New Yorker's new poetry editor.

    What is everyone doing up and productive so early? Sheesh. :)

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  21. I wrote an original haiku this week. Poetry circle, how cool is that? Thank you for hosting. Another book for my list.

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  22. I'm in with a little poem about friendship.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  23. Thanks for hosting. I'm in with a post about famous anonymous poems. I'm also requesting readers to post their own favourite anonymous poems (please cite where you found them).

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  24. I always thought poetry t-shirts would be a good seller. I like the one you linked to but I'd rather see it with the whole poem on it, not just the title. I'd also love to see one with e. e. cummings "l(a" poem.

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  25. Thanks for hosting, Sara.

    I'm in with Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess". Oh the crazy obsessiveness of it all.

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  26. I have a few favorite train poems up, to promote the upcoming Carnival of Children's Literature--Take a Ride on the Reading Railroad. If you'd like to submit something to the Carnival, today's the day! There's a link to the Carnival site on my blog (I don't know how to make nice links in comment sections. Sigh).

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  27. I am in with an original blues poem, thanks to the inspiration of Miss Rumphius! Great round up idea - I love the prizes!

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  28. A special find today:
    Kling, Glöckchen
    http://slayground.livejournal.com/279897.html

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  29. I did another post today about our Poetry in Place project and Georgia Heard.

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  30. Thanks for rounding us up this week. My post is a Langston Hughes classic and a promo of the Robert's Snow auction to remember Robert and beat cancer!

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  31. I am reviewing brainjuice: English fresh-squeezed. the poem I'm highlighting is "Sentence Romance"

    http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2007/09/poetry-friday-english-grammar.html

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  32. I'm in with an original, The Volunteering Blues.

    http://www.motherreader.com/2007/09/poetry-friday-volunteering-blues.html

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  33. Here's my pick for the arrival of autumn this weekend!

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  34. I have an original up today! Thanks for hosting!

    http://tushuguan.blogspot.com/2007/09/atonement.html

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  35. Thanks for hosting Sara. I posted a Virginia Hamilton Adair poem -- and talk about time and hurry and patience and such....

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  36. Thanks Sara. I'm in with Wise I by Amiri Baraka.

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  37. An original piece inspired by a photo.

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  38. Hi, Sara! I don't know why, but the submit thingy always makes my computer crash. I'd LIKE to be in with a kid's pirate poem courtesy of Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Name: Linda Acorn

    URL: http://justlikethenut.blogspot.com/2007/09/sea-stars-and-squadron-of-cows.html

    If you could help my technologically disabled self join the circle, I'd appreciate it!!

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  39. Better late than never, with Laurence Binyon's "How to Make a Memory". Thanks for hosting!

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