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Book Spine Poetry

Book Spine Poetry is fun and easy, and you can even get your kids involved with their own books.  It’s like a game of “I Spy” in which you look at the books on your shelves or at the library, and you arrange them in some kind of order that pleases you to make a poem out of the titles listed on their spines.

Here’s great little step-by-step instructions for kids on how to create their own.

I’d love to see what poems you create, feel free to post them on your blog, on Twitter, on Facebook.  Use the tag #bookspinepoetry and #NPM2016.

It will be fun to see what you create. It can be addictive, if you’re not too careful.

Check out the one’s created in 2014.

Here’s an example of two I created: (not very good)

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This Is How I’d Love You
The Lost Art of Mixing
Never
Hunted
Falling Under
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 

 

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This Is the Story of You
Untamed
The Voice I Just Heard
The Italian Lover
First Impressions
Gone

 

 

 

What does your poem look like?

Book Spine Poetry

I’ve always loved exercises that have people thinking outside their comfort zones.  For National Poetry Month, I would love to see what everyone can create out of book spines to make their own poem.

Take some books (doesn’t have to be just poetry), place them in an order that makes sense to you, and you’ll have your poem.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Walking Home
The Odyssey
To Join the Lost
Any Anxious Body
Chasing Utopia
Flies
Rubber Side Down

I hope you’ll all join me and share your own book spine poem.

 

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