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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Poetry Friday - Yikes I'm Hosting!


It's been a tremendously busy week for me and an exciting one. I've interviewed Ana Castillo (what an amazing lady she is), I've been researching illustrators, preparing for the Cybils, talking my nice boss into giving Dana-Farber free banner advertising and picking out safe new car seats for my grandkids along with my everyday work madness. I almost clean forgot Poetry Friday which would have been terrible since (gulp) I'm hosting and rounding up.

In honor of Ana Castillo and Poetry Friday - here is the link to her speaking her seminal poem - Women Don't Riot from her book I Ask the Impossible.

Women Don't Riot

I hope I figured out Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for my first hosting Poetry Friday.

Please leave a comment after dropping your poem off with Mr. Linky. Happy Poetry Friday everyone!


37 comments:

Kira said...

I'm posting an old favorite today by Kahlil Gibran.

jama said...

Today I'm dedicating a Richard Wilbur poem to my father. Thanks for hosting, Gina!

LiteracyTeacher said...

Thank you for posting. I'm in with a Robert Louis Stevenson Poem entitled "The Swing."

Please stop by my blog to submit a picture book, that can be used as a mentor text, before 10/5 please! THANKS!

Sara said...

I'm in with the whole Orion nebula, and a (much smaller) original poem. Thanks for hosting!

Franki said...

We did a quick review of Tap Dancing on the Roof--thanks for hosting!

Tricia said...

Hi Ana,
Thanks for rounding us up today. My post today is a review of a talk given by author John Green. I've included some of the poems he quoted.
Regards,
Tricia

SamRiddleburger said...

I'm finishing a week dedicated to the Watson family of artists & writers, with a beautiful Ftaher Fox poem and painting by Wendy and Clyde.
http://riddleburger.wordpress.com/2007/09/28/poetry-friday-watson-week-concludes-with-clyde-and-wendy/

Laura Salas said...

Oops, sorry my entries are so long! I'm in at http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/ with my weekly 15 Words or Less poems. Come check out the photo and add your own poem in the comments! And in a separate post, I shared an original poem in progress about my greatest fear: something happening to one of my kids.

Thanks for hosting!

Michele said...

I'm in ! (I didn't forget - yay !)

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks for doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. At Wild Rose Reader, my poetry has turned to thoughts of fall. I have two poems about autumn fires--one by Robert Louis Stevenson and an original by me.

Kelly Fineman said...

Today I'm posting about Amy Lowell. I think I heart Amy Lowell, and must seek out more of her work.

John Mutford said...

Hi, thanks for hosting.

I'm in with an original poem today.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thank you for taking time to round us all up this week. I've posted "Face It" by Janet Wong in honor of her birthday on Sunday.

Crispus Attucks said...

Another wonderful poem, Gina. I'm in with something from Sam Beam the man behind the band Iron & Wine.

I am sharing your poem with my wife, who is a high school teacher I suspect she will be sharing it with her 170 or so students today.

jone said...

Thank you for hosting. I discovered a new haiku book.

Sarah Miller said...

I found the roundup all by myself -- woo!

(I've got Cynthia Rylant today.)

M.F. Atkins said...

I'm in with This is Just to Say by Joyce Sidman. Marcie

Cloudscome said...

Thanks for doing this in your busy week! I look forward to following all these links.

Karen E. said...

I'm in this week, too. Thanks for hosting!

Christine M said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm in with a little Robert Louis Stevenson about roses.

MotherReader said...

Holy, cow! Who are all these early birds?

I've got a Song Lyrics as Poetry today. Enjoy.

Charlotte said...

I am in today with three poems from Burma, and links to a site where you can read poem after poem from the people working against the dictatorship.

thanks for hosting!

TadMack said...

Happy First Time Hostessing!
I'm in with kid's counting rhymes.
http://writingya.blogspot.com/2007/09/poetry-friday-rhyming-nonsense.html

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm in with an original song called "Swampland Lullaby," set to the tune of "Toora Loora Looral (That's an Irish Lullaby)".

Jennie said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm in with a James Laughlin poem.

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

A seasonal piece.

Liz in Ink said...

Hi -- Thanks for hosting. I'm in with a blessing from Lucille Clifton.

david elzey said...

Better late than never! Is he a poet, and artist or just a pretty face? I'm in with Viggo Mortensen this week.

Thanks for hosting, Gina!

Becky said...

I'm in with one of Eugene Field's poems for adults, not children!

Thanks for rounding up, Gina!

:: Suzanne :: said...

I've posted a poem about beetles and the coding for the link back to your round-up.

Erin said...

Thanks for the round-up!

Lisa said...

Thanks for hosting. My class is still deep into learning about monarch migration, so here's one by favorite children's poet Douglas Florian.

eisha said...

Howdy! Thanks for hosting. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in with a Wallace Stevens poem.

I love your banner, btw. Very very pretty!

p dog said...

Hi, I'm finally accepting the fact that I read and enjoy poetry, with a review of some poetry for children by John Updike.

Nancy said...

Sorry so late! My phone line quit in the middle of the post 7 hours ago!

I'm in... still running the contest and featuring today a dog quoting Yeats. (Or is it a Yeats-quoting dog?)

Thanks for the roundup!

http://journey-woman.blogspot.com/2007/09/little-poetry-for-you-yeats-and-contest.html

Rebecca said...

Thanks for hosting despite the busy-ness!

I'm offering some more Neruda as a tribute to Equinox... Ode to nighttime

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Gina! As usual, my computer doesn't like the "Submit" button! If you could add my link, I'd like to throw my Cowboy Poetry entry into the ring. Thank you!

Linda Acorn
http://justlikethenut.blogspot.com/2007/09/poetry-friday-cowboy-poetry.html