Friday, March 7, 2014

Sign Up Here for 2014 KIDLITOSPHERE PROGRESSIVE POEM!

****THANK YOU! OUR ROSTER FOR 2014 IS NOW FULL!****

Dear Friends,

Hello, and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit lovely Louisianian Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for Roundup.

National Poetry Month (April) will soon be upon us, which means it is time again to sign up for our annual Progressive Poem!

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! Big thanks to Charles Waters, who has agreed to contribute our opening line (on his new blog!). Can't wait. :)

****THANK YOU! OUR ROSTER FOR 2014 IS NOW FULL!****

Sign up on this Google spreadsheet. Thanks!
ETA: Due to problems with the Google spreadsheet, you are welcome to leave your info in comments! Please request date with your name, blog name, blog url and email address. Thanks so much!

1 Charles Waters
2 Joy Acey
3 Donna Smith
4 Anastasia Suen
5 Carrie Finison
6 Sheila Renfro
7 Patricia J. Weaver
8 Matt Forrest Esenwine
9 Diane Mayr
10 Tabatha Yeatts
11 Linda Kulp
12 Mary Lee Hahn
13 Janet Fagal
14 Deborah Bussewitz
15 Tamera Wissinger
16 Robyn Hood Black
17 Margaret Simon
18 Irene Latham
19 Julie Larios
20 Buffy Silverman
21 Renee LaTulippe
22 Laura Shovan
23 Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
24 Linda Baie
25 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
26 Lisa Schroeder
27 Kate Coombs
28 Caroline Starr Rose
29 Ruth Hersey
30 Tara Smith

65 comments:

  1. Thank you, Irene, for hosting this month-long poetry fiesta once more! I have signed up and am about to share it! Happy Poetry Friday! :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Glad to have you contributing once again! xo

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  2. Hi Irene,

    I'd love to participate...I tried to sign up, but got a message that I need approval...hoping I'm not too late. Thanks for hosting this fun event!

    Tamera

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    1. Not too late, Tamera! Glad to see you on the spreadsheet. xo

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  3. I can access the spreadsheet, but I can't enter my information! So, I'll put a bid in for April 9, Diane Mayr, Random Noodling, http://www.randomnoodling.com, dianemayrATdianemayrDOTcom.

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    1. Thanks, Diane - got your for the 9th. And WOOHOO for all your amazing Pantome poems!!! xo

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  4. Hi Irene, like Diane, I was able to access the page, but couldn't enter any info. I'd like to sign up for Tue., April 8, if possible!

    My info:

    Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
    www.MattForrest.Wordpress.com
    matt (at) mattforrest (dot) com.

    Thanks!

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  5. So happy you're doing it again, Irene. I'd love to follow Amy on April 24th. Thanks again for the treat!

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  6. I would love to give this a try. I so enjoyed last year's poem. If possible I coulddo April 14. My Blog is Show--Not Tell, http://www.show--nottell.blogspot.com/, email Debbussewitz@gmail.com

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  7. Got you down for the 14th, Deborah! Excited to have you on board. xo

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  8. Hi, Irene. I'm looking forward to participating again this year. I'll take the 22nd if no one has grabbed it yet. Otherwise, fill me in wherever you need someone.

    Laura S.

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  9. Hi, Irene. I can't believe it's that time again! Please put me in for April 21 if it's still free. Thank you!
    http://www.nowaterriver.com/
    reneewordspark [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. Hi Irene! I'll take the 10th, if that suits!

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  11. Ack! Gotta be quick around here! I loved watching your progressive poem unfold last year and look forward to participating this year! Is the 25th still available?

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    1. Oops, didn't follow directions: Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, Today's Little Ditty, http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/, michelle (at) MichelleHBarnes (dot) com.

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  12. Yes, Michelle, got you down for the 25th! Happy to have you. xo

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  13. Irene,May I have April 2 again, please? Joy Acey, http:/www.joyacey,wordpress.com, joyacey@gmail.com

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  14. Yes, Joy, it's yours! Happy day to you. xo

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  15. Hi Irene,
    This was so loads of fun last year and I'd love to participate again. How about April 20, www.buffysilverman.com/blog, buffysilver@yahoo.com

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  16. Buffy, the 20th is yours! Glad to have you again part of this project. xo

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  17. Hi Irene, I couldn't get the spreadsheet to to work. I'd like to sign up for the 11th., if it's still open. My second choice would be the 4th. Looking forward to joining in on this fun activity again!

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    1. Linda! So glad you're here. the 11th is yours! xo

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  18. I saw your message on Twitter! Thanks for inviting me, Irene! My blog is Poet! Poet! http://www.asuen.com/poetry/ I'd like Friday April 4th for asuen AT asuen DOT com


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    1. Yay, Anastasia! The 4th is yours. So happy to have you! xo

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  19. I'd love to sign up for April 3!
    Mainely Write
    www.mainelywrite.blogspot.com
    djtsmith(at)g mai l(dot)com

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    1. Wonderful, Donna! The 3rd is yours. xo

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  20. Hi Irene,
    If u will let me guest bog again I'd love to join. I would like mid- month if available. Many thanks.
    Janet

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  21. Hi Irene,
    If u will let me guest bog again I'd love to join. I would like mid- month if available. Many thanks.
    Janet

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    1. Janet, that would be great! Putting you down for the 13th! xo

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    2. Thanks so much, Irene.
      Janet

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  22. I'll take the 12th, please.
    http://readingyear.blogspot.com
    mlhahn AT earthlink DOT net

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  23. Thank you, Mary Lee! The 12th is yours. xo

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  24. Hello, Beautiful Irene! This will help me get back in the swing of things post-move for sure. Thanks for rounding us up again for another year of fun & wonder! I tried signing up on the sheet, but I couldn't get any words to type in the cute little boxes. If you still need a poet for April 16, I'll take it. :0) http://www.robynhoodblack.com - & you've got my email!

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    1. Dear Robyn - the 16th is yours! Was just talking about you today... went too a haiku workshop with Terri French. xo

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    2. Thanks, Irene - and, Oh - yay! Terri is our fantabulous regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. I get to see her again the end of the month in ATL for the quarterly HSA meeting! :0) xo

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  25. Hopping in a day or so late. Hope I can have a spot. Just fit me in. The 17th looks open. Is it? Thanks for doing this again. Such a fun event!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! Happy to have you. The 17th is yours! xo

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  26. Fun! Great to see this happening again. Could I have the 19th?
    Julie Larios
    The Drift Record
    julielarios.blogspot.com
    jlarios2007@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, Julie! So happy to have you!! 19th is yours. xo

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  27. How fun! I'll take the 26th if it's still available?? Thanks, Lisa

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  28. Yay, Lisa! So happy to have you. :) 26th is yours. xo

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  29. Thanks for the invitation, Irene! I'm afraid I'll have to pass because I'm traveling so much in March I know I'll end up missing my day. But I'll be reading, for sure!

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  30. Not March - April. But you knew what I meant. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I know you are a busy gal, but I love your poems so much I had to ask. xo

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    1. Yay, Caroline is in the house! :) 28th is yours. xo

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  32. Hi Irene- I'd love to participate again this year. Can you sign me up for April 5?
    Carrie Finison
    My blog is Story Patch
    http://storypatch.wordpress.com
    email is carriefinison at mac [dot] com

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    1. Hi Carrie - thank you! The 5th is yours!

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  33. Thanks for emailing me, Irene -- I had indeed missed this. I'll take the 29th.

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    1. Hi Ruth - thank you! The 29th is yours!

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  34. I'll take the fifth! Thanks for emailing me, too - I would have hated to have missed out!

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  35. Oh dear, I see the 5th. is taken - the 30th. then?

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    1. Hi Tara - yay for our "closer!" 30th is yours. :)

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    1. Eek, Jone, I am so sorry! Our roster is now filled. Can I offer you Day 1 slot for 2015? xo

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  37. I'd like to sign up as well, though I don't have my own blog. Can I do it without a blog?

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    1. Hi Bob - thank you for your interest! Our roster is full for 2014, but please check back next year... I usually post the sign up the first or second Poetry Friday in March -- first come, first served. If you don't have a blog, you are welcome to provide your line in a guest post at MY blog! (We have two doing that this year.) Happy day to you.

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  38. How did I miss this?!! Looks like you have a wonderful line up of poets. I'll be keeping up, even though I'm not contributing a line this year.

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  39. I would love to join you next year!

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