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.