Thursday, July 17, 2014

Feathered Monsters and the Round-Up

...Your story is part of your sister's story, is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead.
~Erin Morgenstern


Poetry Monster stopped by today -- he didn't want to miss the round-up. He is crazy about Emily Dickinson, as you can see.


by Tabatha and Elena

Please leave your links in the comments and I will round them up!

* Mary Lee is first up with War Some of the Time by Charles Bukowski.
* Buffy is visiting Today's Litty Ditty with a post about writing nonfiction poetry.
* Myra's Poetry Friday offering is Anna Grossnickle's Poems and Quilts about Peace.
* Author and poet Debbie Levy answers five questions about the genesis of her picture book WE SHALL OVERCOME at AuthorAmok.
* At Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme, Matt shares In The Glen, an original.
* Robyn has a tribute to a great white shark (and some lively notecards) at Life on the Deckle Edge.
* At TeacherDance, Linda B. brings us a short review of a recent find at an antique store, a children's poetry book by John Ciardi.
* Linda K. has an original poem about the excitement of reading at Write Time.
* At Random Noodling, Diane shares another Sketchbook Project poem titled Father O'Brien.
* Kurious Kitty has a poem by Michael Hettich.
* KK's Kwotes' quote is by Hettich, too.
* At Poetry for Children, Sylvia posts an excerpt of her essay on the history of children's poetry which opens a new edition of a guide to the Newbery & Caldecott Awards.
* Donna at Mainely Write offers an original poem, Expect the Unexpected, today, and a thank you to Buffy Silverman and Mary Lee Hahn for their beautiful Summer Swap poems.
* Laura Purdie Salas is in with one of her poems from the Poetry Friday Anthology for Science: Go Fly a Kite.
* Mrs. Bennett shares An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by W. B. Yeats.
* Liz invites us to read and listen to Cynthia Hopkin's song Surrounded by Friendship.
* At Booktalking, Anastasia offers a poem by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis for Nelson Mandela International Day.
* A visit to the poultry barn at the Warren County Fair inspires a poem for Holly Mueller.
* At Keri Recommends, Keri presents a bouquet of roses for her Poetry Friday friends.
* Super Moon gazing on July 12th led Carol to follow-up work on how people around the globe viewed the event. She created Reflecting on the Super Moon Phenomenon, a found poem from words lifted from news articles and quotes about the Super Moon night sky event.
* Don't miss There are two things from Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers at Bildungsroman.
* Tricia is sharing Sitting in the Sand by Karla Kuskin.
* At All about the Books with Janet Squires, the selection is Count Me a Rhyme: Animal Poems by the Numbers by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple.
* Jone, who has a good reason for being distracted, has turned her state of mind into a poem.
* Monica gives us a book spine haiku for summer.
* Joy shares an original children's poem and a poetry challenge.
* At Teach Mentor Texts, Jen has the lyrics to On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons.
* Lorie Ann has a charming original haiku at On Point.

30 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Current events are getting me down. So I'm focusing on the little things.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-war-some-of-time.html

(Love the monster! Thanks for hosting!)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Thanks for hosting Tabatha and Poetry Monster! Would it be mean to say I'd like to stuff Poetry Monster and sleep with him? I think he might help me to dream of flying. Or if not mean, maybe just a little weird... I dunno.

On Today's Litty Ditty, Buffy Silverman has today's post about writing nonfiction poetry. http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2014/07/buffy-silverman-giving-nature-its-say.html

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Tabatha! Thank you so much for hosting this week. :) Love the Feathered Poetry Monster, can I take him home with me?

And because the world needs a lot of "Peaceful Pieces," my Poetry Friday offering at GatheringBooks today is Anna Grossnickle's Poems and Quilts about Peace. Absolutely stunning artwork and equally heartfelt poetry.

http://gatheringbooks.org/2014/07/18/poetry-friday-anna-grossnickle-hines-peaceful-pieces-poems-and-quilts-about-peace/

Author Amok said...

Hi, Tabatha! The poetry monster is adorable. I think Emily would have approved.

Last week, I featured WE SHALL OVERCOME -- a verse picture book about the history of the Civil Rights anthem. This week, author and poet Debbie Levy visits AuthorAmok for 5 Questions about the genesis of WE SHALL OVERCOME.

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-5-questions-for-debbie.html

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Thanks for hosting, Tabatha! I've had a crazy-busy week and there's no sign of a slowdown, so today I'm reposting a published poem I shared a year ago: http://wp.me/p2DEY3-Jq

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks to Poetry Monster for helping with the Roundup today!

I have a tribute to Mary Lee today. No, not that Mary Lee - this one has fins...
http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=963865

LInda Baie said...
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LInda Baie said...

Love that sweet feathered monster, Tabatha. I think my granddaughters would too! I have a short review of a recent find at an antique store, a children's poetry book by John Ciardi. Love finding the older books! Thank you for hosting! http://www.teacherdance.org/2014/07/poetry-friday-old-acquaintances.html

Linda said...

Hi Tabatha!
Thank you for hosting today. Love that Poetry Monster! I'm in with an original poem "First Book."
http://lindakulp.blogspot.com/

Diane Mayr said...

The poetry monster is so well done--you two should be proud!

At Random Noodling is another Sketchbook Project poem titled "Father O'Brien." http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-father-obrien.html

Kurious Kitty has a poem by Michael Hettich http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-moon-flowers.html

And the quote at KK's Kwotes is by Hettich, too. http://kkskwotes.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday_16.html

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Tabatha (and Poetry Monster) and thanks for hosting-- and letting us get an early start. My post this week is an excerpt of my essay on the history of children's poetry-- in a new ALA book!
http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com

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laurasalas said...

Ha! Never would've put him with Emily:>) I'm in with one of my poems from the Poetry Friday Anthology for Science--"Go Fly a Kite." It's at http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/books/kite-pf/ Thanks for hosting!

Donna Smith said...

Thanks for hosting and introducing the fabulous Poetry Monster!
I have an original poem "Expect the Unexpected" today, and a thank you to Buffy Silverman and Mary Lee Hahn for their beautiful Summer Swap poems!
http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2014/07/expect-unexpected.html

Mrs. Bennett said...

Thanks for hosting. Here's a little Yeats to greet your Dickinson tribute! (I think they would have gotten along over tea...if she ever came out of her room!!)

http://icanwrite100words.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/poetry-friday-the-tumult-in-the-clouds-wb-yeats/

Liz Steinglass said...

Thanks for hosting! Today I'm sharing Cynthia Hopkin's song Surrounded by Friendship.

http://elizabethsteinglass.com/2014/07/surrounded-by-friendship/

Anastasia Suen said...

Thanks for hosting, Tabatha. (Cute Poetry Monster!)

At Booktalking #kidlit, I'm sharing a poem by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis for Nelson Mandela International Day today.

http://asuen.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/nelson-mandela-international-day-poem-by-j-patrick-lewis/

Holly Mueller said...

A visit to the poultry barn at the Warren County Fair inspires a poem...http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-poultry-barn.html

Carol Varsalona said...
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Carol Varsalona said...

Super Moon gazing on July 12th led me to follow-up work on how people around the globe viewed the phenomenon. I created a found poem from words lifted from news articles and quotes about the Super Moon night sky event. My goal was to create a poem that would speak to the experience of moon gazing on a dark summer night from a reflective stance. My submission for Poetry Friday, Reflecting on the Super Moon Phenomenon, can be found at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/07/reflecting-on-super-moon-phenomenon.html

Carol Varsalona said...

Super Moon gazing on July 12th led me to follow-up work on how people around the globe viewed the phenomenon. I created a found poem from words lifted from news articles and quotes about the Super Moon night sky event. My goal was to create a poem that would speak to the experience of moon gazing on a dark summer night from a reflective stance. My submission for Poetry Friday, Reflecting on the Super Moon Phenomenon, can be found at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/07/reflecting-on-super-moon-phenomenon.html
Thank you for accepting my piece for this week, Tabitha.

Keri said...

Hi friend! Thanks for hosting! I have a bouquet of roses for my Poetry Friday friends at Keri Recommends: http://kerirecommends.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-roses-for-my-poetry-pals/

I love your monster. :-)

slayground said...

Thanks for hosting today, Tabatha!

I posted a piece of Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers at my blog, Bildungsroman.

Tricia said...

Hi Tabatha,

I'm back from vacation and sharing a poem by Karla Kuskin.

http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2014/07/poetry-friday-sitting-in-sand.html

Thank you for hosting!
Best,
Tricia

Janet S. said...

My selection is "Count me a rhyme: animal poems by the numbers by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple.

Jone said...

Here's mine about being distracted: http://maclibrary.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/poetry-friday-distracted-and-a-blog-break/
Thank you for hosting.

Monica said...

So many good links today. Thanks for hosting, Tabatha. I have a book spine haiku for summer. http://monicagudlewski.com/2014/07/18/poetry-friday-book-spine-haiku/.

Joy said...

Tabatha,
Thanks for hosting us. I love your monster. What a cutie!
I've got an original children's poem and a poetry challenge up today. I'm smiling at:
http://www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

Jennifer Vincent said...

I love a monster with feathers! Thanks for hosting! :)

http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2014/07/poetry-friday.html

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Coming in the next day, but here's my entry at On Point, Attraction. Thank you!