It’s Time for Spine Poetry! #22

It’s that time of year again! What time of year? you wonder. It’s time to scan bookshelves, searching for titles that will create a spine poem. Once you have selected the titles, you stack them, one upon another to create a poem from the spines of your books.

Travis Jonkers, from 100 Scope Notes (http://100scopenotes.com/) puts a call out each year for your (yes, you) spine poetry. He said, “If you do give it a go, take a picture and post it to your blog, or send it my way via email (scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com). On Tuesday, April 2nd I’ll be posting a gallery with all your work, and continue to add to it for the entire month.” Click here to go to a page of hints and examples of spine poetry.

So before I left home, I scoured my bookshelves.

walterpancakeswrittenSo what are you waiting for? Get out there and start pulling books to create your own poem. Don’t forget to have FUN!

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27 thoughts on “It’s Time for Spine Poetry! #22

  1. Paul says:

    This is such a great mental exercise — and the results can be surprising and fabulous, like they are here! πŸ™‚

  2. These are fun! I especially love, “Written anything good lately?” Every time I see these on someone’s blog, I think I will try them, but I haven’t quite pulled it off yet! Maybe in April!

  3. Judy C. says:

    So much fun. I did this with song titles from my MP3. It’s amazing the kind of story you can tell just from titles.

  4. Elsie, you’ve inspired me once again. I dove into my bookshelves this morning to join you for a spine poetry post. I love the first one and that final line – the rain came down!

  5. Tam says:

    Maybe I’ll prepare one before I leave for Indy in the morning. Then my grandkids will take me away………..not from posting, just with ideas.

  6. Elsie, I love these. It has instant appeal. It reminds me of collage poetry, where you cut phrases and words from a magazine and arrange them in lines to create a poem. I will definitely be giving this a try as I have a number of poetry presentations to do this year and this will add an added dimension. Many thanks.

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