I don't care that everyone else in the kidlitosphere has already posted about this; I just have to say, Susan, great article!
Susan T. of Chicken Spaghetti's article, Thank Goodness It’s (Poetry) Friday is up at the Poetry Foundation. As befitting an online Happy Hour, I am currently sipping my much-earned TGIF glass of white wine.
It's an excellent article about the history of Poetry Friday, including the origins, the whys, and the growing pains. I think my favorite bit is about copyright; but maybe that's because I'm the "lawyer-turned-librarian Elizabeth Burns". I'm also a "Poetry Friday Regular"; the sidebar of regulars is also a great guide to blogs. (Yes, long time readers know, it's always about me.)
I love Poetry Friday, because it pushes me to think about Poetry, whether I'm reviewing a book or digging up a poem I loved as a teen or looking for something more current. I love that it's a great way to meet new people in the blogosphere; and it's an easy way for even a shy blogger to be part of the crowd. Like today; all you have to do is go over to The Simple & The Ordinary and leave your name and your link.
Interestingly, when Poetry Friday began we all sort of did mini round ups until one day we looked at each other and were all, "Dude! Isn't it easier on all of us if we, like, take turns, you know?"
My first Poetry Friday post.
My first round-up.
My favorite round up.