Thursday, September 19, 2013

Poetry Friday - Celebrating a new role!

           Poetry Friday is hosted this week by wonderful Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference, who finds most interesting things to share in every single post.  Thanks, Tabatha!

       I'm very excited to return to the Round Two Judging of this year's Cybil awards for poetry.  I'm researching books that have been published this year, and already have checked out a few from the library.  Below, see those I'm working alongside.  It will be a pleasure!

       I will not have time to read today, but certainly wanted to share my excitement about this honor of being chosen.  Some of you might have seen already all the different panels of judges, many of whose blogs we read and enjoy.  If not, the link to the Cybils blog is here!  It's also a great place to find extraordinary titles if you look at the list of previous winners in ALL the categories.  It's a terrific time to be a blogger and/or a writer.

       Here's the beginning of a lovely poem I enjoyed this week, a daily poem from  from Fairies


Fairies begin their day by coming together a moment and sharing joy.

The rest is here!

2013 Poetry Judges

                      Round One

Ed deCaria, Think, Kid, Think!
Kelly Fineman, Writing and Ruminating 
Jone MacCulloch, Check It Out
Anastasia Suen, Poet! Poet!
Sylvia Vardell, Poetry for Children
April Halprin Wayland, Teaching Authors
Bridget Wilson, What is Bridget Reading?

                      Round Two - the terrific people I will work with!

Matt Esenwine, Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme 
Renee La Tulippe, No Water River
Julie Larios, The Drift Record
Irene Latham, Live Your Poem


  1. Congratulations on being selected to be a Round 2 Judge. Awesome people on both panels!

  2. No wonder you're excited -- should be a terrific experience!

  3. Linda,
    Congratulations, you're going to have so much fun reading. Hope you have an easy weekend. See you soon.

    Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is an amazing poet. She is inventive and takes great risks. I'm a fan.

  4. You are going to have so much fun, Linda, and reading so many books. Always always a wonderful thing. Just looking at the unread books in my shelves gives me goosebumps, must be love, I thought. :) Enjoy your weekend. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Congratulations, Linda! What an excellent judge you will be.

    Violet N.

  6. Congratulations, Linda. Looks like great panels in both rounds! Can't wait to watch it unfold!

  7. Yay Linda. You will be amazing. Your poem offering is also amazing. I loved "Trees appear as columns of light melting into surroundings where form is discerned, but is glowing, transparent, mingling like breath." Beautiful.

  8. Congratulations, Linda! What fun you'll have reading and researching all the amazing poetry books that have been written this year.

    I love this wonderful poem! I think we should all start our days by "coming together and sharing a moment of joy." Thanks for sharing it and your moment of joy with us. Can't wait to read about your choices!

  9. What a fabulous group to work with, and how fun!


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