Every year Travis Jonkers, at 100 Scope Notes, puts out the call for spine poetry. He creates a gallery of all submissions. The concept is to create a poem using only the spines of books stacked upon each other.
It is a delightful time to browse through the titles on my bookshelves to see what I can create. It puts titles in a whole new light when you are searching for a particular part of speech to complete the poem. If you look long enough, hard enough, you will find all types of inspiration. One day I may even go to the library to create my poems, but for now I’ll play with the books on my shelves.
Here are my submissions for this year: