Friday, October 17, 2008

Poetry Friday Round-up

Hi! Welcome to Becky's Book Reviews. I'm happy to be hosting this week's Poetry Friday round-up. Please leave a link in the comments. I'll be rounding up throughout the day.

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers is in with an original poem, "Writing in My PJ's."
Sara from Read Write Believe is in with "Love Like Salt" by Lisel Mueller.
Laura Salas is in with some 15 words poems and a post on piecing found poems.
Cloudscome from A Wrung Sponge is in with an original haiku.
Sarah Miller is in with a review of Diamond Willow by Helen Frost.
Jama Rattigan is in with "Meanwhile in Massachusetts."
Tricia from The Miss Rumphius Effect is in with "Autumn Movement" by Carl Sandburg.
The Stenhouse Blog is in with "Brother" by Mary Ann Hoberman.
Debbie Diesen is in with an original poem, "Burnt Umber."
Shelf Elf is in with "When the Frost Is On the Punkin" by James Whitcomb Riley.
Shel Burns of Write For A Reader is in with an original poem about breast cancer.
Fiddler of A Habit of Reading is in with "The Wind and the Leaves."
Karen Edminsten is in with "The Peace of Wild Things."
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in with a Shakespeare Sonnet.
Mary Lee from A Year of Reading is in with a Walt Whitman poem.
The Writer (and company) from Ellsworth's Journal are in with a vintage Halloween poem.
Elaine from Wild Rose Reader is in with Halloween acrostics and from Blue Rose Girls with two poems for daughters.
Susan from Chicken Spaghetti is in with a post on Mary Ann Hoberman.
Gregory K. from GottaBook is in with an original poem, "Vote for Me."
MsMac from Check It Out is in with reflections on a poetry presentation by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Kim from Page After Page is in with two poems about leaves.
Jennifer Knoblock from Ink for Lit is in with a John Keats poem.
Michele from Scholar's Blog is in with a Shakespeare sonnet.
Liz in Ink is in with an original poem about marriage.
Saints and Spinners is in with "Someone" by Walter de la Mare.
Sylvia Vardell is in with reviews of two of Jack Prelutsky's books.
MotherReader is in with a post discussing a poetry contest that Adam Rex is having.
Kelly from Writing and Ruminating is in with a Lewis Carroll poem.
Savvy Verse & Wit is in with a review of a poetry book by Sally Van Doren.
TadMack of Finding Wonderland is in with a couple of epigrams.
Anastasia Suen is in with a review of One Duck Stuck.
Author Amok is in with an interview with Khalil Murrell.
Nadine is in with a review of Have You Seen Trees.
Suzanne of Adventures in Daily Living is in with Robert Frost.
Andrea from Just One More Book is in with a review of a book on Canadian Prime Ministers.
Sally from the Write Sisters is in with a poem on the Red Sox.
David from The Excelsior File is in with some short shorts.
Julie from The Drift Record is in with Bat's Ultrasound.
Erin is in with "Japan."
Becky at Farm School is in with poems for plumbers.
Lorie Ann Grover is in with an original haiku.
Sherry from Semicolon is in with a Henry Vaughan poem.
Anamaria is in with a review of Los Gatos Black on Halloween.
Cassy is in with "This Little Pug."
Little Willow posted An Autumn Flitting by George Cotterell at Bildungsroman.
Mary from Audiobooker is in with The Caedmon Poetry Collection.
Kevin is in with some Edgar Allen Poe.
I'm in with a review of T4.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

47 comments:

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers 4:57 AM  

Thanks for hosting Becky. I'm in with an original, http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-i-think-i-said-too-much/.

Sara 5:24 AM  

Hi Becky! I'm in with Love Like Salt, by Lisel Mueller

laurasalas 5:36 AM  

Hi Becky--Thank you for hosting! I'm in with 15 Words or Less poems at http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/103309.html

and a how-to piece on found poems at http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/103529.html

Cloudscome 5:37 AM  

Thanks for hosting Becky! I'm in with an original autumn haiku. Have a great weekend!

Sarah Miller 6:14 AM  

Hey! I haven't bothered with a round-up in a long time, but since it's YOU...

Today I'm fawning over Helen Frost's verse novel, DIAMOND WILLOW: http://sarahmillerbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/diamond-willow-by-helen-frost.html

jama 6:17 AM  

Today I'm reflecting over Jackie Kennedy's "Meanwhile in Massachusetts."
http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/188197.html.

Thanks for hosting, Becky, and have a great weekend!

Tricia 6:22 AM  

Hi Becky,

I'm in today with Snadburg's poem Autumn Movement.

Thanks for rounding us up!

Stenhouse Publishers,  6:40 AM  

Hi Becky!
Here is the link to our poem for this lovely Friday:
http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-3/

Stenhouse Publishers
blog.stenhouse.com

Debbie Diesen 6:45 AM  

Good morning! Today I have an original for the season at http://jumpingthecandlestick.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-friday_17.html

Thank you for hosting,
Debbie Diesen

Shelf Elf 6:47 AM  

Hi there Becky!

Here's my link:

http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-frost-and-punkins/

It's a poem about "Frost and Punkins"

Thanks!

shelburns 7:16 AM  

Thank you to our wonderful hostess this week! I have an original today. Here you go:
http://writeforareader.edublogs.org/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-think-pink/

Fiddler 7:21 AM  

Hi Becky,

I've enjoyed reading your reviews!

Thanks for hosting today. My entry is a traditional autumn poem titled, "The Wind and Leaves," and can be found at my newly begun blog A Habit of Reading.

Karen E. 7:50 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky! I'm in today with Wendell Berry and The Peace of Wild Things.

eisha 7:55 AM  

Howdy, Becky! Thanks for hosting. 7-Imp is in with a Shakespeare sonnet.

ellsworth 7:59 AM  

Hi Becky! Winchester and me are contributing another vintage Halloween poem. Thanks for hosting! *Don't you mean "ghosting?*
http://ellsworthsjournal.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-friday_17.html

Elaine Magliaro 8:17 AM  

Thanks for doing the roundup, Becky!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have two original acrostic poems for Halloween.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-acrostics.html


At Blue Rose Girls, I have two poems for daughters--one written by Naomi Shihab Nye and one by Minnesota poet James Lenfestey.

http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-friday-two-poems-for-daughters.html

Susan (Chicken Spaghetti),  8:30 AM  

Thank you for rounding up, Becky.

I've written a post about Mary Ann Hoberman, the new children's poet laureate.

http://tinyurl.com/5wj6tq

Susan
Chicken Spaghetti

Gregory K. 8:33 AM  

I'm up with an original:

Vote for Me!

Thanks for hosting!

msmac 8:33 AM  

Hi Becky, reflecting on a Naomi Shihab Nye's presentations at a conference last week: http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-tune-into-the-poetry-channel/

Kim 9:00 AM  

Hi Becky-
I am in with some Fall leaf poetry.
*smiles*
Kim
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/10/leaf-poetry.html

Jennifer Knoblock 9:06 AM  

Hi Becky,

This is my first time visiting Poetry Friday. Thanks for doing this!

I have John Keats for you this morning, http://jenniferknoblock.wordpress.com/

Michele 9:06 AM  

Thanks for hosting. I'm in with some weather related poetry (I know, I know, typical Brit!)

Liz in Ink 9:43 AM  

Good morning, Becky. Thanks for hosting. I'm in with an original poem on marriage.

http://liz-scanlon.livejournal.com/88074.html

Alkelda the Gleeful 9:47 AM  

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm in with Someone, by Walter de la Mare, set to music: http://saintsandspinners.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-friday-someone-by-walter-de-la.html

Sylvia Vardell 10:31 AM  

Thanks for hosting again, Becky, and congrats on another great interview (with Kathi Appelt). I'm in this week with reviews of two new Jack Prelutsky books.

http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

MotherReader 10:33 AM  

Hey Becky! I've got an announcement of a poetry contest with prizes - oh, but it's not my contest. Still, important to know about. Here it is:

http://www.motherreader.com/2008/10/poetry-friday-contest-but-not-mine.html

Kelly Fineman 10:48 AM  

I've got The Lobster Quadrille by Lewis Carroll. Here's the link: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/342290.html

Serena 10:49 AM  

I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but I just posted a review of Sex at Noon Taxes by Sally Van Doren.

http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2008/10/sex-at-noon-taxes-by-sally-van-doren.html

TadMack 10:53 AM  

Hi, Becky!
I'm in with a scattering of epigrams. Happy Friday!

Author Amok 11:11 AM  

Becky -- thanks for hosting. Today, I have an interview with poet Khalil Murrell. He works for the Dodge Poetry Program and has some insights into the recent poetry festival.
http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-poetry-friday_17.html

Nadine C. Warner 11:33 AM  

Props for hosting. Today's post is on Joanna Oppenheim's book, Have You Seen Trees?

http://kiddosandbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/book-have-you-seen-trees.html

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast 12:11 PM  

Hi Becky,

Thanks for rounding us up.

In honour of our Canadian Federal election this week, our chat today is about an entertaining book full of Rhyming Prime Minister bios:
Sandy Mackenzie, Why Look so Glum?

Hope you can find a copy of this 30 year old gem.

Diane 12:15 PM  

Sally of The Write Sisters contributes an original poem about our heart twisting local team--the Red Sox.

http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-or-at-least-verse-from-heart.html

--Diane

david elzey 12:28 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky. Whew, boy, am I ever late with this one. I've got some favorites from a collection of short, short poems this week.

http://excelsiorfile.blogspot.com/2008/10/short-short-poems.html

Julie Larios 1:38 PM  

Thanks, Becky. I'm in with "Bat's Ultrasound" by Australian poet, Les Murray, whose birthday it is today!

Erin 2:24 PM  

Thanks for doing the roundup today, Becky!


http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2008/10/japan.html

Becky at Farm School 2:35 PM  

Thanks so much for hosting and rounding up, Becky. I'm in with some poetry for plumbers,

http://farmschool.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-poems-for-plumbers/

Lorie Ann Grover 3:26 PM  

Yay! I'm here! Thanks to Susan Taylor Brown for helping me.

I posted an original haiku at http://lorieanngrover.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-friday-spider-haiku-on-spot.html called "Shivering."

Thanks for rounding up, Becky!

Sherry 4:20 PM  

Thanks, Becky.

I posted a poem from metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan, but one line at least should be familiar to kidlit fans.

http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=2887

Anamaria (bookstogether) 5:01 PM  

Thank you for hosting! I've got Los Gatos Black on Halloween (Montes/Morales).
http://bookstogether.squarespace.com/blog/2008/10/17/poetry-friday-los-gatos-black-on-halloween.html

Cassy,  6:01 PM  

Hi there. My "poem"this Friday is an irreverent illustrated nursery rhyme called "This Little Pug"that I did for a book I'm working on. http://cassylee.wordpress.com/category/art/

Tabatha Yeatts 6:23 PM  

Hi Becky! I'm cruising at the end of the day with "The Music in Poetry" -- links to "Smithsonian in your Classroom" poetry lessons.
Thanks!

Mary Burkey 7:56 PM  

Thanks so much for hosting, Becky! Here's my Poetry Friday post:
http://audiobooker.blogspot.com/2008/05/poetry-friday-caedmon-poetry-collection.html

Audiobooker
Mary Burkey

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