Friday, April 13, 2007

Poetry Friday

bToday instead of a review or a poem or a poet, I have a Poetry Blog: Princeton Public Library's Poetry Podcast Blog

I found out about PPL's Poetry Podcast at Library Garden. The Garden post goes into details about the origin of the blog and techie stuff. One of these days I will start podcasting, I promise.

Posts at the Poetry Podcast contain photos, podcasts, and poems.

I've fallen into a bad habit; looking for out of copyright poems so I don't have to worry about "is it legal" and so I can post the whole poem. Thanks to PPL for posting current poets, and showing that poetry isn't dead. I usually don't think about my posts until Friday; but I'm going to make the effort to contact a current poet for permission to post his/her whole poem.

I saw a blogger who did this (post with permission) within the past few months and cannot find the blog; whoever did this, congrats to you. Basically, the blogger wanted to use the poem so emailed the poet and got permission. So easy; so obvious; so something I didn't think of until I saw someone else do it. Edited to add: The brilliant blogger was Lisa at Passionately Curious; thanks to Chicken Spaghetti for the reminder.

Links: will be added later today

Liz in Ink has two poems by kids; not only that, they are kids she knows! Her kids. That's one way to get around copyright. (And the final line of the second poem cracks me up. I can just hear the surprise.)

Check It Out/ MsMac recommends Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku by Paul B. Janeczko and J. Patrick Lewis

The Miss Rumphius Effect shares an original poem

Laura Salas/ Wordy Girls highlights the poets Galway Kinnell and Josephine Dickinson

Susan Taylor Brown offers up Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing by William Stafford

Wordy Girls entertains us with Photo Poetry written by their readers

Charlotte's Library notes that Bugle Song by Tennyson would make a great picture book

Nancy / Journey Woman ignores Friday the 13th and has a bonus Moose poem as well as the Chinese Book of Songs

Gregory K/ Gotta Book continues his month long "original poem a day" with Diary of a Bad Week

Kelly Fineman analyzes The Oven Bird by Robert Frost

Anne / Book Buds tosses out Good Sports by Jack Prelutsky

Blog from a Windowsill springs Inch by Inch by David Mallet on us

MotherReader rocks our world with an original fib and suggestions for a book display

BiblioFile / Jennie mourns Kurt Vonnegut's death

Monica / Educating Alice reports on a Jabberwocky salon that includes a choral reading and art

Kelly / Big A little a celebrates a birthday by sharing her love of Ted Hughes, who is so her dead poet boyfriend (Happy Birthday, Kelly! Welcome to the land of Not Thirtysomething Any More)

Elaine / Blue Rose Girls overachieves again with The Joy of Writing by Wislawa Szymborska, sharing poetry (or poetry highlighting) blogs, original poems at Elaine's other blog (more on that in a second), and a photo of her workspace that is way too organized; and if that's not enough, at Elaine's other blog, Wild Rose Reader, she continues her monthlong poem a day with Original Poem Number 13. Her poems were inspired by photos at a wrung sponge.

Michele / Scholar's Blog is inspired by Doctor Who to post Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare

The Old Coot picks the Gashleycrumb Tinies

A wrung sponge / cloudscome links to Elaine / Wild Rose Reader's poems (see above) inspired by cloudcome's photos.

The Mombrarian posts about Tracey Campbell Pearson's visual interpretation of The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Please leave your name and URL to your post if you want to be included, and I'll add you later tonight!


A Year of Reading and I must have hit the send button at the same time: Year reviews Poetry 180 and 180 More by Billy Collins.


lectitans serves up some Latin (getting around copyright by using REALLY old stuff (Catullus) AND doing her own translation!)


and a new brave blogger: Adventures in Daily Living joins in with Grown Up by Edna St. Vincent Millay, one of my most favorite poets ever


A Fuse #8 Production -- cheers to Bartricks of the Overeducated by Susan Ramsey

Farm School must have weather like I'm having; she shares Rainy Robin by Frances Frost


Bri Meets Books shares Child in Red by Rainer Maria Rilke (Bri, I couldn't figure out a direct link to the post). I figured it out: the direct link

and Original Content/ Gail sneaks in a poetry Friday post (thought if you didn't label it I wouldn't find it... ha ha, I'm too clever!)

and Miss Erin brings the Mist with Henry David Thoreau


Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks for rounding up!
I've got two poems by kids. OK, I'll admit it. They're my kids. But they're dang good :)

Janie L. Hermann said...

Thanks for the "link love" Liz! This project has been so richly rewarding in many ways and every single poet was beyond thrilled to be included. The tech part was so much easier than I could have imagined -- but I really could not have pulled this off without Evan. Hope to see you at NJLA!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Liz. It was Lisa at Passionately Curious who got permission from several different poets to post several poems. Cool, eh?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking care of the round-up. Here is my contribution:

Tricia said...

Hi Liz,
I'm in today with an original at:

Anonymous said...

Here are a few more links for you:

Laura Salas has Galway Kinnell & Josephine Dickinson

I have William Stafford - Notice What This Poem is Not Doing

And Wordy Girls has Photo Poetry poems of 15 words or less written by readers

Charlotte said...

Hi Liz,

I have "Bugle Song" by Tennyson, which I think someone should make into a picture book!

thanks a lot,

Nancy said...

Hi Liz.

I'm in with something from the Chinese Book of Songs.

Nancy said...

Also, I really liked your post -- I'm even worse than you... I worry so much about the copyright issues that I usually only post part of the poem even when it's far too old to matter. Today I posted the whole thing though. I figure pre-Confucian Chinese poetry is fair game.

Nancy said...

Update, I added a moose!

Greg Pincus said...

I avoid the copywrite issues by posting my own :-). Continuing my April extravaganza...

Diary of a Bad Week

Thanks for rounding up!

Anonymous said...

About the permissions thing -- I posted a sestina by Jason Schneiderman about Buffy the Vampire Slayer a few months back, and emailed him for permission, which he granted. I haven't done it again since, and stick with either out-of-copyright material, snippets or a single poem from a review of an entire collection -- all of my stuff stays within the fair use exceptions, if copyrighted material gets in there.

I'm in for today's roundup with The Oven Bird by Robert Frost (poem and analysis). Here's the link to my main blog:
and here's the link to the Blogger dupe:

Bkbuds said...

Hey, here's my link:

Thanks for the roundup!

web said...

A review of Inch by Inch at

MotherReader said...

MReader in at

Jennie said...

Biblio File has a bit of Vonnegut for those of us in mourning at

Monica Edinger said...

Hi Liz,
Hi Liz,

I have a brief post on how my "Jabberwocky" Literary Salon went ( and you can see a couple kids' drawings and one parody as well as hear our choral reading (all of this very, very informal, mind you --- no practicing) at

Kimberly/lectitans said...

I've got my own translation of Catullus's "to Cornelius":


Suzanne said...

may I? (I'm new - Cloudscome invited me awhile back).

Bri Meets Books said...

I'm in with Rilke!

Becky said...

I was just coming to give you my link and see that you already came to get me -- thanks so much, Liz!

Erin said...

Thanks for doing the round-up! :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for the lovely round-up Liz!

Snow said...

Ugh, I missed Poetry Friday again! I'm still working my way through a poem a day (catching up when I miss a day, or two, due to insomnia). Visit me at Kiddie Lit,

Mary Lee said...

Hey, Liz, when you figure out how to podcast with Blogger, let me know. We're interested in podcasting, but technologically stumped right now. (Not to mention...what would we SAY?!?!?)