Friday, March 1, 2013

2013 KIDLIT PROGRESSIVE POEM SIGN UP!

Last year's progressive poem was so much fun, I think we should do it again!

Here's how it works:

Poetry Friday Friends and other poetry lovers are invited to join in a community writing experience during National Poetry Month (April).


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.


 Also, it would be great if you could include in your post (or sidebar) the schedule for readers to more easily follow along/look back/ look forward. And feel free to snag the above graphic.

And that’s it! We’ll all contribute our line… and we'll see where our poem takes us by April 30!

And since I am hosting Poetry Friday on April 19, I'm choosing that day for myself. And the lovely Amy Ludwig Vanderwater has graciously agreed to jumpstart us on Day one (April 1). The rest is up to all of you!

Choose your date and sign up in comments. ** Be sure to include your blog url and email address in your comment!** I will update here as we go!

April
1  Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
2  Joy Acey
3  Matt Forrest Esenwine
4  Jone MacCulloch
5  Doraine Bennett
6  Gayle Krause
7  Janet Fagal
8  Julie Larios
9  Carrie Finison
10  Linda Baie
11  Margaret Simon
12  Linda Kulp
13  Catherine Johnson
14  Heidi Mordhorst
15  Mary Lee Hahn
16  Liz Steinglass
17  Renee LaTulippe
18  Penny Klostermann
19  Irene Latham
20  Buffy Silverman
21  Tabatha Yeatts
22  Laura Shovan
23  Joanna Marple
24  Katya Czaja
25  Diane Mayr
26  Robyn Hood Black
27  Ruth Hersey
28  Laura Purdie Salas
29  Denise Mortensen
30  April Halprin Wayland

Thanks, and be sure to visit the fabulous Julie at The Drift Record for Roundup!

61 comments:

  1. Hi Irene, how wonderful that you're doing this again. I'd love April 10th-my mother's birthday! I don't really care so if someone has a good reason for wanting this date, I'll move to another. Thank you much for organizing! You have my information.

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    1. Linda, the 10th is yours! I think that's a wonderful reason. So glad you're going to participate. xo

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  2. Hi, Irene. I'll sign up for my lucky 22. My blog is http://authoramok.blogspot.com and email is mrspoems@gmail.com. Would you like to guest post at Author Amok during April? I'd love to feature the progressive poem.

    Laura

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Putting you down for your lucky 22! Let me see if I can think of something to guest-post about... will email. xo

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  3. I'd love to join this year. May I have 13? Thanks, Irene!
    catherine-mrsj@hotmail.com
    http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com

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    1. Catherine, it's yours! Thanks so much... it's going to be fun!

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  4. Fun! - so unpredictable - such great shifts in tone, and you just never know where it's going to end up! I'm in for April 8th - Julie Larios (jlarios2007@gmail.com) at the Drift Record (julielarios.blogspot.com)

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    1. Julie, putting you down for the 8th! I love that, too, how unpredictable it is. :)

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  5. The poem was so wonderful last year -- I'd love to participate this year.

    May I have the 24th (for no particular reason).

    http://www.katyaczaja.com/

    info(at)katyaczaja(dot)com

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    1. Yay, Katya! Got you down for the 24th... sometimes no particular reason is the best reason of all. :)

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  6. Yay! I was hoping you'd do this again! I will take April 17 for NoWaterRiver.com -renee@wordsparkediting.com

    Thanks, Irene!

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  7. May I have the 16th? I want to make trouble for Renee.
    Liz
    Liz.Steinglass@gmail.com
    http://elizabethsteinglass.com/blog/

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    1. Hee hee! Of course, Liz, do what you will with Ms. Renee! Putting you down for the 16th. :)

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  8. I'm willing to play. Can I have an early date? Is April 2 still open?
    joyacey@gmail.com
    www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. Joy, so glad you're joining in! I've got you down for the 2nd. xo

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  9. I'd love to join in...I'm happy to take any date, if it makes things easy, but April 3rd is my first choice. Thanks!

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  10. Sounds like fun. I'd like to join in on April 20.
    buffysilver@yahoo.com
    www.buffysilverman.com/blog

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    1. Hi Buffy - the 20th is yours! Looking forward to it. :)

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  11. Oh Irene, I can't wait. I want April 4, 5,or 6. Loved last year's some much.

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    1. Thank you, Jone, the 4th is yours!! xo

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  12. Oops...http:/deowriter.worpress.com and macrush53 at yahoo dot com.

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  13. I'll take the 4th or the 5th. Whichever you don't assign to Jone. I'm looking forward to this again.

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    1. Doraine, so glad to have you! The 5th is yours. xo

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  14. Ooh, yes, this was so fun last year. I'll take any day you assign me. Thank you for organizing this!

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    1. Hi Ruth- sorry I missed this! We need some folks toward the end, so if the 27th works for you, it's yours! xo

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  15. Hi Irene,

    Thanks for letting me join in the fun as a guest blogger and I will select April 6 or 7 with 7 being preferred!!! I loved watching the beautiful poem grow last year.
    Janet F.

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    1. Janet, so glad you are going to join the fun this year! I've got you down for the 7th, right here. xo

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  16. Hi Irene! I'd love to participate again this year. How about the 25th at http://www.randomnoodling.com dianemayrATdianemayrDOTcom

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    1. Diane! So glad to have you on board again! The 25th is yours. xo

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  17. Hi Irene, I think my comment must have gotten lost! : )
    If the 12th. is still open, may I have that date? If not, how about the 6th.?
    Thanks,
    Linda
    lindakulp.blogspot.com
    ldkulp@gmail.com

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    1. Linda, so sorry about that! The 12th is YOURS. So glad you are going to be a part of the poem! xo

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  18. I would love to join in again this year. How about the 18th? Thanks,
    Penny
    http://pennyklostermann.com/
    penny.klostermann@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for alerting me to this, Irene. I missed ONE Poetry Friday and see what happened?!?!

    I'll take the 15th. The midpoint. The fulcrum.

    mlhahn at earthlink dot net

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com

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    1. You at the fulcrum is a very good thing! Thanks, Mary Lee. xo

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  20. Thanks, Irene, for the personal invite! Can I still get the 14th and be Mary Lee's neighbor?

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    1. Thank you, Heidi, and yes, the 14th is yours!! xo

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  21. Oh, I was travelling last weekend and am way late to this party. I'll take the 26th if it's still available! :0)
    Can't wait to read this year's rendition....

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    1. Yay, Robyn, so glad to have you! 26th is yours. xo

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  22. May I have the 23rd please.

    http://joannamarple.com
    jdmarple at gmail dot com

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    1. Joanna, the 23rd is yours! Thanks so much for joining us.

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  23. I will take April 6th, if it's still available.

    Thank you.

    Gayle C. Krause
    http://thestorytellersscroll.blogspot.com
    krausehousebooks AT yahoo.com

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    1. Wonderful, Gayle! Welcome aboard. The 6th is yours!

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  24. Just learned about this fun activity from my virtual friend, Linda Baie. I'd like April 11. My birthday is August 11, so it's appropriate. My blog is http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Margaret - how awesome is Linda Baie?? So glad to have you. April 11 is yours!

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    2. Hi Margaret - I need an email address to send you pertinent info about the Progressive Poem. You can post it here or send to irene at irenelatham dot com. Thanks!

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  25. Oh, gosh...the only day-before I am free is the 29th...so I guess (gulp)I would like to sign up for April 30th.

    <3

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  26. Oh, gosh...the only day-before I am free is the 29th...so I guess (gulp)I would like to sign up for April 30th.

    <3

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    1. April, you will be a great "closer." :) Thanks so much, and talk to you tomorrow!!

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  27. HI Irene-
    This sounds like a blast. I'm new to the blogosphere, but I'm a rhyming pb author and would LOVE to participate. I'll take any day that's open! Here's my link: http://denisemortensen.wordpress.com/ Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Welcome Denise! Glad to have you on board. I've got you down for the 29th! Happy writing and so nice to meet you. :)

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    2. Hi Denise - I need an email address for sending you pertinent information about the Progressive Poem. You can reply here or to irene at irenelatham dot com. Thanks!

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  28. Hi Irene- This seems like fin - I'd love to participate! The 9th would work for me, if that is still free. Thanks!
    Carrie Finison
    http://storypatch.wordpress.com

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    1. Wonderful, Carrie! I've got you down for the 9th. So glad you'll join us.

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    2. Hi Carrie - I need an email address to send you pertinent info about our Progressive Poem. You can reply here or email me: irene at irenelatham dot com. Thanks!

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  29. Mememememe! I would love to take the 28th. The finished product was one of the coolest things I read for Poetry Month last year!

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    1. Yay!!! And we are complete! SO GLAD to have you on board, Laura. I'm excited to see where the poem takes us this year. xo

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  30. Rats! I am too late to sign up, but not to enjoy!

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  31. I missed it again! Back in the bleachers. I'll be cheering!

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