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:


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

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


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  1. Neat! No promises, but maybe I can put a little something together for my National Poetry Month tour post.

  2. How nice is that. I enjoy book spine poetry.
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  3. Ok I should be cleaning but I just watched a documentary about WWI and then I saw this and I had to make something

    I posted mine on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=759300337438161&set=a.314250905276442.85178.100000746063216&type=1
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  4. Beth Hoffman says

    I love book spine poetry, and that’s a good one!

  5. I love it!

    Here is my Book spine poetry