One of my favorite kinds of found poetry is the Book Spine Poem. Tonight I made one entirely out of a few of the poetry books in my personal library.
If you’re not familiar with this form, the idea is to make a poem out of the titles of books. Once you see one, it’s perhaps easier to get the idea. So here’s mine (with my arranged and punctuated text below):
exchangeable bonds —
we put things in our mouths.
lay back the darkness:
the resurrection trade,
footnotes in the order of disappearance…
the magic my body becomes!
yesterday had a man in it.
the dream songs:
dance dance revolution.
Have you made any Book Spine Poems lately? Want to make one? Feel free to share yours in the comments below.
2 thoughts on “Poem-A-Day 2021, Day 27: Book Spine Poetry”
Attachment available until Jun 11, 2021 I loved reading this yesterday. I decided to create one. I couldn’t get it posted in your comment space so decided I would send it to you directly. I hope you enjoy – thank you for this idea. I loved it.
Click to Download A Stack of Books.pages 39 MB
Unfortunately I couldn’t click on it, but I’m glad you felt inspired to make one yourself! 🙂