Friday, March 12, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup


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 as I can.

Author Amok is sharing exciting news about her own poetry in addition to sharing Michael Saleman's Portrait of Walt Whitman.

Mary Ann of Great Kids Books is sharing a review of Technically, It's Not My Fault.

Danika from TeachingBooks.net shares science poems written and read aloud by Jon Scieszka.

Laura Salas is sharing an original poem, "I Sailed A Poem to The Grocery Store." She's also sharing 15 Words or Less poems.

Sara is sharing two science poems by Rebecca Holmes.

Diane at Random Noodling is sharing an original haiku.

Kurious Kitty is sharing a Jack Kerouac quote about haiku and celebrating what would have been his 88th birthday. (Also check out Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet.)

Travis from 100 Scope Notes is sharing a gallery of book spine poems.

Charlotte has reviewed Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Wonder Book.

Elaine is sharing an original acrostic at Wild Rose Reader. And at Blue Rose Girls she is sharing Cold Spring by Lawrence Raab.

Tiel Aisha Ansari is sharing an original poem.

Megan from Homeschooling on the Run is sharing a Mary Oliver poem.

Angie from Angieville is sharing Soup and Bread by Diane Swan.

Karen is sharing some William Butler Yeats.

Mr. Chompchomp is sharing "Things I Don't Eat."

The Book Maven is sharing her thoughts on J. Patrick Lewis' Countdown to Summer.

Jama Rattigan is reviewing Douglas Florian's Poetrees.

Jeannine Atkins is sharing her thoughts on poetry ambivalence in two children's classics--Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland.

Shelf Elf is sharing a perfect haiku written by one of her nine year old students.

Cazzy is sharing a poem from Cynthia Rylant's God Went To Beauty School.

Madelyn is lamenting the loss of her cell phone by sharing an original haiku.

Kristin is sharing an original poem, The Long Winter.

Teaching Authors is sharing Lost at the San Diego Zoo by April Halprin Wayland. (And also an exercise on how to generate poem ideas.)

Ruth is sharing Separation from Those We Love by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Jone has a contest and a few original poems.

Kelly is in with The Goblin Market.

Mandy is in with "On the Other Side of the Door" by Jeff Moss.

Tabatha is sharing "Without" by Laura Purdie Salas.

Laura is sharing a haiku by Issa.

Barbara is sharing a St Patrick's Day poem.

The Stenhouse Blog is sharing a student poem by Trevor, age 12.

Sylvia is writing about a new series of poet biographies.

I'm in with a review of The Dancing Pancake, a verse novel for children.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

27 comments:

Scope Notes 8:19 AM  

Thanks for hosting! Here's my post
100 Scope Notes: Book Spine Poem Gallery. http://100scopenotes.com/2010/03/12/poetry-friday-book-spine-poem-gallery/

Charlotte 8:53 AM  

Hi Becky!

I have a look at The Wonder Book, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/03/wonder-book-by-amy-krouse-rosenthal.html

Elaine Magliaro 8:55 AM  

Thanks for doing the roundup this week!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original acrostic: HIBERNATION.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2010/03/hibernation-original-acrostic.html

mr chompchomp 9:01 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky! I've got an original at Critique de Mr Chompchomp:

http://mrchompchomp.blogspot.com/2010/03/things-i-dont-eat.html

The Book Maven 9:02 AM  

Thank you for hosting!

At The Book Maven's Haven we are counting down the days until summer vacation with J. Patrick Lewis' Countdown to Summer!

http://thebookmavenshaven.blogspot.com/2010/03/poetry-friday-countdown-to-summer.html

KURIOUS KITTY 9:06 AM  

Hi Becky! You missed part of my comment: I'm also celebrating Jack Kerouac's birthday at Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet http://www.kuriouskitty.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Elaine Magliaro 9:29 AM  

Becky,

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem titled "Cold Spring" by Lawrence Raab.

http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2010/03/cold-spring-by-lawrence-raab.html

Tiel Aisha Ansari 9:30 AM  

I have an original poem at http://knockingfrominside.blogspot.com/2010/03/earth-shaker-father-of-horses.html

Thanks!

Megan 9:42 AM  

Thanks for hosting this week's round up!

Megan @ Homeschooling on the Run is sharing a Mary Oliver poem:

http://ettinsmuir.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/poetry-friday-mary-oliver/

Angiegirl 9:46 AM  

Here's my contribution. Soup and Bread by Diane Swan

http://angieville.blogspot.com/2010/03/poetry-friday.html

Karen E. 9:50 AM  

Thank you for hosting, Becky! I'm in with Yeats this week. It's here.

jama 9:55 AM  

I've got a review of Douglas Florian's new book, Poetrees, and am sharing three poems and illustrations from it.

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/388090.html.

Thanks for hosting today, Becky!

Jeannine Atkins 10:05 AM  

Becky, Thank you for hosting. I wrote about poetry ambivalence in Alice in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh at http://jeannineatkins.livejournal.com

Shelf Elf 10:41 AM  

Thanks for hosting!

I have a perfect haiku written by one of my nine-year-old students. It's lovely.

http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/poetry-friday-a-nine-year-olds-perfect-haiku/

Cazzy 10:42 AM  

Hi Becky,
Today I am highlighting a poem from Cynthia Rylant's God Went to Beauty School.

Happy Friday!
http://thecazzyfiles.typepad.com/the-cazzy-files/2010/03/poetry-friday-god-woke-up.html

Madelyn 10:43 AM  

Thanks for hosting! I have a haiku about the demise of my cell phone, but I'm hoping others who have also destroyed their cell phones, in the laundry or otherwise, will also join me in waxing poetic at www.madelynrosenberg.com. Thanks! madelyn

Kristin Michelle 10:47 AM  

Hi Becky,

I have an original poem, inspired by James Galvin's book "The Meadow":
http://womanwithmonsters.blogspot.com/2010/03/meadow.html

Carmela Martino 10:49 AM  

Today at www.TeahingAuthors.com, April Halprin Wayland shares an exercise for generating poem ideas, and her original poem, "Lost at the San Diego Zoo," which will be published in Cricket Magazine. See:
http://www.teachingauthors.com/2010/03/strength-training-your-stories-and-poem.html

Thanks so much for hosting!
Carmela
TeachingAuthors

Kelly Fineman 11:28 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky.

I'm in with Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti. Here's the link info: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/538230.html

Ruth 11:36 AM  

Thank you for hosting. My contribution is here.

maclibrary 12:08 PM  

A contest and original poems here: http://deowriter.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/haiku-prompts-and-a-contest/

A sneak peek of what it happening at "Check It Out" in April here:http://deowriter.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/haiku-prompts-and-a-contest/

Tabatha,  1:21 PM  

Hi Becky!

I have a Laura Purdie Salas poem today!

http://www.tabathayeatts.com/poetryfriday.htm

Laura 1:24 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky.

Find a haiku by Issa at http://teachpoetryk12.com/haiku-season/

And find out how the connection between a seasonal word and haiku got started.

Laura Evans

Barbara 2:09 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky. I'm celebrating St. Patrick's Day early with a poem about beer over at http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com

Barbara Turner

Nate at Stenhouse 2:27 PM  

Hi Becky! Thank you for hosting this week's roundup. Randi Alison has been contributing some wonderful student poems modeled on read-alouds. This week is Trevor, age 12. Available at http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2010/03/12/poetry-friday-trevor-age-12-2/

Mandy 5:46 PM  

Hi Becky,

I'm sharing a poem intended for parents and my students as the enter my door but found myself self reflecting.

enjoy-embracelearning.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Mandy

Sylvia Vardell 9:57 PM  

Hey, Becky! Great to see you hosting again-- thanks a bunch. I'm late, but I'm in-- with a post about poet autobiographies.
Sylvia
http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

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