Friday, March 9, 2012

Sign-Up Here for 2012 KidLit Progressive Poem!


**ATTENTION: SCHEDULE NOW FULL! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM!**

Dear Poetry Friday Friends & Other Poetry Lovers,

You’re invited to join in a special experimental community poetry writing experience during National Poetry Month (April)!

working title: 2012 KidLit Progressive Poem

What is it? a poem that travels daily from blog to blog, with each host adding a line, beginning  April 1. Anyone who wants to join in the fun can sign up in comments below.

All participants will be provided with the html code containing the line-up (similar to what Mary Lee does for us for Poetry Friday schedule). On the day you are scheduled to post, you will snag the poem from the previous day’s blog, add your line and post the growing poem!

 Also, it would be great if you could include in your post the schedule for readers to more easily follow along/look back/ look forward.

And that’s it! We’ll all contribute our line… then all participants are invited to share the final poem on April 30!

So. I’ll take April 1, to kick up off.

We need poets for April 2-29. Sign up in comments (be sure to include your blog url and email address in your comment!) and I will update here!

April 2012

1 Irene Latham   www.irenelatham.blogspot.com   irene at irenelatham.com
2 Doraine Bennett
3 Jeannine Atkins
4 Robyn Hood Black
5 Susan Taylor Brown
6 Mary Lee Hahn
7 Penny Klostermann
8 Jone MacCulloch
9 Gina Gort at Swagger Writer's reginagort [at] hotmail.com (her b-day!)
10  Julie Larios
11  Kate Coombs
12  Anastasia Suen at Booktalking http://asuen.wordpress.com
13  Tabatha Yeatts
14  Diane Mayr
16  Natalie www.wadingthroughwords.wordpress.com
17 Tara at tmsteach.blogspot.com
18 Amy  at The Poem Farm - www.poemfarm.amylv.com, amy@amylv.com
19 Lori Degman http://loridegman.blogspot.com
20 Heidi Mordhorst (Poetry Friday Roundup)
21  Myra Garces-Bascal
22 Pat Weaver
23 Miranda Paul http://mirandapaulbooks.blogspot.com
24  Linda at TeacherDance
25  Greg Pincus
26  Renee La Tulippe www.nowaterriver.com  renee [at] wordsparkediting.com (her b'day!)
27  Linda Kulp www.lindakulp.blogspot.com
28  Caroline Starr Rose
29  Sheri Doyle
30  ALL PARTICIPANTS!

And if anyone has a better title, bring it on! Also, be sure and visit the lovely Myra at Gathering Books for Poetry Friday Roundup!

66 comments:

  1. What a fun idea, Irene. I'll take a day. www.dorainebennett.com
    pdbennett at knology dot net

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    1. Yay, Doraine! Is there a particular date you'd like?

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  2. I'd love to participate! How about the 14th? http://www.randomnoodling.com d.mayr at comcast dot net

    It sounds like fun and similar to the "Exquisite Corpse" parlor game. So, perhaps you'd like play with that for a name!

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  3. Diane, that's a FANTASTIC idea! Thinking.... so glad you'll join us!

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  4. This is a very idea (and I'm such a joiner). Please put me down for the 20th, and I'll feature the poem-in-progress for Poetry Friday. Thanks for instigating!

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    1. Perfect, Heidi! Should be interesting to see all the twists and turns...

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    2. Heidi, please send me an email address so I can send you the Progressive Poem code. Thanks!

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  5. I'll play, Irene. How about Friday the 13th?

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    1. Tabatha, the lucky 13th is YOURS. Yay! So glad you can play.

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  6. Sign me up! My poetry friends and I have played this many times at our annual retreats; it usually produces the same effect as riding a roller coaster with your hands in the air - terrifying and brilliantly fun. Any day is fine for me.

    Julie Larios
    www.julielarios.blogspot.com
    jlarios2007@gmail.com

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    1. Wonderful, Julie -- and yes, your description is apt! How does April 10 suit you?

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  7. Love your new look! And re. the travelling poem - Fun! Count me in. I'll take the 4th if it's not spoken for yet.
    :0)

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! The 4th is yours. xo

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  8. What a wonderful idea, Irene. I'll take any day-just put me in. And thanks for setting it up. http://www.teacherdance.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wonderful, Linda! I've got you down for the 24th.

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  9. Fun, fun! I'll take Friday the 6th and feature the poem in progress for Poetry Friday!

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Mary Lee is in the house! The 6th is yours.

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  10. Fabulous...this will be fun! Put me anywhere you wish, I'm just gald to be part of the fun!
    http://tmsteach.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Tara - yay! I've got you down for the 17th. Thanks for playing!

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    2. Tara, please send me an email address so I can send you the Progressive Poem code. Thanks!

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  11. put me down for a day, you should have one bad apple in the month :)

    www.writeronahorse.blogspot.com

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    1. VERY GOOD APPLE. I put you down for April 22. Let me know if that works for you. xo

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  12. I will take either April 7 or 8. Thanks, Irene,

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  13. I'd like to join on the 12th at Booktalking http://asuen.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great, Anastasia - the 12th is yours!

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  14. Oh yay! Another way to get together...thank you! If it's still open, I'd love to take the 18th at The Poem Farm - www.poemfarm.amylv.com, amy@amylv.com

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    1. Thanks, Amy - glad to have you on board! The 18th is yours.

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  15. Ooh, I'll take my birthday, April 26, at www.nowaterriver.com / renee [at] wordsparkediting.com ! Thanks so much, Irene - this will be fun!

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    1. Okay, Ms. No Water River - got you down for the 26th. What a great way to celebrate a birthday. :)

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  16. What a great idea! I would like to sign up for my birthday as well, April 9th at Swagger Writer's
    reginagort [at] hotmail.com

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    1. Yay, poetry for your birthday! It IS like cake. :) Got you down for the 9th.

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  17. What a great idea! I'll take April 16th. How fun! :) (Natalie--www.wadingthroughwords.wordpress.com

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    1. Wonderful, Natalie! I've got you down for the 16th!

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    2. Natalie, please send me an email address so I can send you the Progressive Poem code. Thanks!

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  18. April 25th, if you'd be so kind (and if it's still open and all that good stuff!).

    Fun. Or scary. Or fun and scary. :-)

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  19. Thanks, Greg, the 25th is yours! It's definitely going to be interesting.... throw a bunch of poets in a pot and STIR. :)

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  20. Irene, thanks for your energy and enthusiasm! I'd love April 3 or 11.. or anywhere else that still fits. Jeannineatkins at gmail dot com http://jeannineatkinsonwritingandstuff.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jeannine! The 3rd is yours. So happy you will join us. xo

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  21. Glad that Swagger is participating. We did a blog Christmas poem that was a group effort. Lots of fun. Thanks for hosting and we've mentioned your progressive poem on our blog too.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! So happy to have Swagger on board. I've enjoyed y'all's (how's that for southern) blog so much!

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  22. I'll take line 11! My blog address is http://bookaunt.blogspot.com and my author e-mail is kate@katecoombs.com. (My web designer did the address. Truly!)

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    1. Yay, Kate!! And hey, I have an irene at irenelatham address... it IS easy, if not the most creative thing in the world...

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  23. Hi Irene! We'd love to take the 21st if it is still available. Blog address is at:
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com
    Email address is: myra (dot) bacsal (at) gatheringbooks (dot) org or alternatively
    gatheringbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thanks!

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    1. Myra, the 21st is yours! Wonderful to have you on board.

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  24. What a fun idea! Are there any spots left? If so, sign me up!

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    1. Linda, YES! Love to have you on board!!! How 'bout April 27, a Poetry Friday? If a problem, let me know.

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    2. Sounds great! Thanks, Irene.

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    3. Linda, please send me an email address so I can send you the Progressive Poem code. Thanks!

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  25. I will take Monday, April 23rd if its still open! Http://mirandapaulbooks.blogspot.com - thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Miranda! the 23rd is yours!

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  26. I love this idea - thanks so much, Irene! I'll take the 19th if it's still available! Here's my blog address: http://loridegman.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great, Lori - the 19th is yours! It's gonna be fun!!

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    2. Lori, please send me an email address so I can send you the Progressive Poem code. Thanks!

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  27. My email is Lori (at) Loridegman (dot) com Sorry I forgot to include it!

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  28. Jone at http://deowriter.wordpress.com macrush53 at yahoo dot com

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  29. This is such a great idea, Irene. I would love to join in if there are any spots left.
    My blog address is: http://sheridoyle.blogspot.ca/
    Thank you!

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    1. Wonderful, Sheri! The 29th is yours! Please send me an email address so I can send you the code. Thanks!

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    2. Thanks, Irene.
      My email address is:
      sheridoyle (at) rogers (dot) com

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  30. Do you still have room? I'd like to join. Any day left would be fine.
    penny.klostermann@gmail.com
    http://pennyklostermann.com

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  31. Do you still have room? I'd like to join. Any day left would be fine.
    penny.klostermann@gmail.com
    http://pennyklostermann.com

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    1. Yay, Penny! Glad to have you. I'm putting you down for the 8th!

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